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Nina Perera Collier papers, 1934-1950

Collier, Nina Perera

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1,500 Items, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence and records regarding the Index of American Design, Federal Art Project, Federal Recreation Project, National Symphony Orchestra Summer Concerts, Washington Summer Concerts Association; New York World's Fair, National Fact Finders Exhibition, Federal Writer's Project, Federal Music Project, Federal Theater Project, and the movement for permanent government art programs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Administrator for the Section of Professional and non-Manual Projects of Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), Washington, D.C. Became publicist for the Information Service of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). FERA was the forerunner of the WPA.


Lent for microfilming by Nina Perera Collier.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels NDA 6-NDA 7 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Nina Perera Collier papers, 1934-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.