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Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects records, 1941

Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects records, 1941

Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: The Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects records are dated 1941 and comprise 0.4 linear feet. The records contain correspondence between Committee member and co-founder, Aline Davis Hays, and various organizations, artists, and museum professionals concerning support for the Committee in its efforts to preserve the continuation of the government arts projects under the WPA. The records also include writings about the importance of the WPA as well as a synopsis of the WPA from 1940 to 1941.

Biographical/Historical Note

Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects (1941) is an arts advocacy organization in New York, New York. Founded by Aline Davis Hays, The Honorable Stanley M. Issacs, and Samuel L. M. Barlow to assemble public support for the preservation of Federal Art Projects (WPA) and a permanent extension of government support for the arts, including painting and sculpture, music, drama, dance, letters, graphic arts and photography.

Provenance

Gift of New York Artists Equity Association through Regina Stewart, Director, 2010.

A Finding Aid to the Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects Records,
1941
, in the Archives of American Art
AAA.citicomf
Finding aid prepared by Rachel Salzmann
Scope and Content Note
The Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects records are dated 1941 and comprise 0.4 linear feet. The records contain correspondence between Committee member and co-founder, Aline Davis Hays, and various organizations, artists, and museum professionals concerning support for the Committee in its efforts to preserve the continuation of the government arts projects under the WPA. The records also include writings about the importance of the WPA as well as a synopsis of the WPA from 1940 to 1941.
Historical Note
The Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects was founded by Aline Davis Hays, The Hon. Stanley M. Isaacs, and Samuel L. M. Barlow to assemble public support for both the preservation of Federal Art Projects (WPA) and the permanent extension of government support for the arts, including painting and sculpture, music, drama, dance, letters, graphic arts and photography.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into 2 series:
Series 1: Correspondence, 1941 (Box 1; 0.4 linear ft.)
Series 2: Writings, circa 1941 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Provenance
Gift of New York Artists Equity Association through Regina Stewart, Director, 2010.
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level by Cathy Gaines in 2011.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects records, 1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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