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Public Works of Art Project selected administrative and business records, 1933-1936

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Central office (Washington, D.C.) records , 1933-1935
3 microfilm reels

Correspondence, progress and other reports, minutes of meetings, official circulars and letters, personnel and financial records, press releases, and other records relating to the policies, organization, and activities of the Project. A small quantity of records concerns early meetings of the Advisory Committee to the Treasury on Fine Arts which were apparently made a part of this series when it was set up by the Project. Central office correspondence with artists is a separate series (reels DC5-7), described separately.
Arranged alphabetically by folder heading (names and subjects combined).
35mm microfilm reels DC1-DC3 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Description Container Select
Organization, PWAP, 1933-1934
DC001.pwapcentral
1-54
Organization, closing PWAP, Corcoran., 1933-1934
DC001.pwapcentral
55-120
Lists-Artists., 1933-1934
DC001.pwapcentral
121-170
Lists-Administrative-PWAP Bulletin, 1933-1934
DC001.pwapcentral
171-232
Lists of photographs, finances, 1933-1934
DC001.pwapcentral
233-349
Organization, administration, PWAP, 1933-1934
DC001.pwapcentral
350-642
Organization-End PWAP., 1933-1934
DC001.pwapcentral
643-825
Correspondence, organization, women artists, 1933-1934
DC001.pwapcentral
826-942
List, murals, location, artists, justice department, P.O: murals, 1933-1934
DC001.pwapcentral
943-1002
Justice, P.O. buildings-decoration, CCC Correspondence, 1934-1935
DC002.pwapcentral
1-386
Lists-works, artists, Corcoran, PWAP, 1934
DC002.pwapcentral
387-463
Administration-national, PWAP, regional, miscellaneous, 1933-1934
DC002.pwapcentral
464-637
Indians, PWAP policy re. Indians., 1933-1934
DC002.pwapcentral
638-762
"Information on Artists.'' file PWAP., 1933-1934
DC002.pwapcentral
763-825
Formal CWA Procedure, 1933-1934
DC002.pwapcentral
826-900
FERA organization, PWAP, 1934
DC002.pwapcentral
901-1156
List PWAP Artists, 1934
DC002.pwapcentral
1157-1218

Correspondence and personal files of Edward B. Rowan , 1934-1935
0.8 Linear feet
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Central office (Washington, D.C.) correspondence with artists , 1933-1934
3 microfilm reels

Copies of letters sent to artists in all regions and letters received, concerning problems and individual projects of the artists. Some widely divergent comments on the existent art relief program are expressed in many of the letters.
With few exceptions, files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, thereunder chronologically.
35mm microfilm reels DC5-DC7 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Description Container Select
A, 1933-1935
DC005.pwapcentral
1-61
B, 1933-1935
DC005.pwapcentral
62-343
C, 1933-1935
DC005.pwapcentral
344-595
D, 1933-1935
DC005.pwapcentral
596-821
E, 1933-1935
DC005.pwapcentral
822-856
F, 1933-1935
DC005.pwapcentral
857-979
G, 1933-1935
DC005.pwapcentral
980-1107
H, 1933-1935
DC005.pwapcentral
1108-1193
Ho., 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
1-67
I, 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
68-79
J, 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
80-156
K, 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
157-294
L, 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
295-430
M, 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
431-674
N, 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
675-710
O, 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
711-743
P, 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
744-853
Q, 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
854-945
R, 1933-1934
DC006.pwapcentral
946-1187
S, 1933-1935
DC007.pwapcentral
1-31
T, 1933-1935
DC007.pwapcentral
32-159
U, 1933-1935
DC007.pwapcentral
160-173
V, 1933-1935
DC007.pwapcentral
174-205
W, 1933-1935
DC007.pwapcentral
206-397
Y, 1933-1935
DC007.pwapcentral
398-413
Z, 1933-1935
DC007.pwapcentral
414-439
Important PWAP correspondence, not listed alphabetically. Extracts from artists letters, boards of education,artists organizations, also regional chairmen and committees., 1933-1935
DC007.pwapcentral
440-531

Correspondence and related records of Cecil Jones , 1933-1934
1 Linear foot
(on 4 microfilm reels)

Letters, telegrams and memoranda received from and copies sent to the regional offices and others in the regions; interoffice memoranda; periodic and statistical reports; and minor fiscal records.
Arranged by region, thereunder, chronologically.
35mm microfilm reels DC9-DC12 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Description Container Select
Cecil Jones Correspondence and Washington, D.C.-N.E. Administration and finances., 1934
DC009.pwapjones
957-1208
Administrative correspondence between Cecil H. Jones and offices of Region #1, 1933-1934
DC010.pwapjones
1-160
Administrative correppondence between Cecil H. Jones and offices of Region #2, 1933-1934
DC010.pwapjones
161-541, 582-799
Settling of BWAP accounts. Treasury Department statements. Payment of artists., 1933-1934
DC010.pwapjones
542-581
Administrative correspondence between Cecil H. Jones and offices of Region # 3, 1933-1934
DC010.pwapjones
800-948
Administrative correspondence from Cecil H. Jones to regional offices, agenciés, Washington, D.C., 1933-1934
DC010.pwapjones
949-1252
Administrative correspondence of Edward Bruce, 1933-1934
DC010.pwapjones
1253-1266
Correspondence of PWAP Administrative office with various regional offices, 1933-1934
DC011.pwapjones
1-618
Correspondence with offices of Region # 11, 1933-1934
DC011.pwapjones
619-707
Correspondence with offices of Region # 12, 1933-1934
DC011.pwapjones
708-872
Correspondne withoffices of Region # 13., 1933-1934
DC011.pwapjones
873-1131
Correspondence with offices of Region # 14, 1933-1934
DC011.pwapjones
1132-1380
Correspondence with offices of Region # 15, 1933-1934
DC011.pwapjones
1381-1483
Cecil H. Jones correspondence with offices (General business and finance) of Region #15, 1934-10
DC012.pwapjones
1-230
Cecil H. Jones correspondence with offices (General business and finance) of Region #16., 1933-1934
DC012.pwapjones
231-504

PWAP newspaper clippings , 1933-1934
1 Linear foot
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the PWAP specifically at the regional level, November 1933-October 1934.
Arranged in two groups: November 1933-February 1934 and February 1934-October 1934. Arranged thereunder by region, and thereunder, chronologically.
35mm microfilm reels DC8-DC9 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Description Container Select
Press clippings, Ann Cranton Trip-South add West, 1934
DC008.pwapclipp
831-873
Press clippings, New England and NYC, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapclipp
873-930
Press clippings, Washington, D.C. and Penn., 1933-1934
DC008.pwapclipp
931-1053
Press clippings, South, Midwest, Pittsburg, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapclipp
1054-1109
Press clippings, 1933-12-1934-03
DC009.pwapclipp
1-126
Press clippings, Articles, 1933-12-1934-02
DC009.pwapclipp
127-210
Press clippings, New England/NYC/NY., 1934
DC009.pwapclipp
211-266
Press clippings, Washington, D.C., 1934
DC009.pwapclipp
257-490
Press clippings, South., 1934
DC009.pwapclipp
491-540
Press clippings, Midwest: Mo., Neb.,Kan., Iowa., 1934
DC009.pwapclipp
541-568
Press clippings, Midwest: Cleveland, Pittsburg, 1934
DC009.pwapclipp
569-638
Press clippings, Ill., Minn., Wisc., 1934
DC009.pwapclipp
639-651
Press clippings, Ariz. Texas, N.M., Colorado, 1934
DC009.pwapclipp
652-689
Press clippings, S. Calif., L.A., 1934-1935
DC009.pwapclipp
690-737
Press clippings, 2nd Half of 1934/S.Francisco & some Utah., 1934
DC009.pwapclipp
738-807
Press clippings, lst Half of 1934/ N. California and Utah., 1934
DC009.pwapclipp
808-947
Press clippings, and catalogues/Oregon, 1934
DC009.pwapclipp
948-955

Central office (Washington, D.C.) files and publicity materials , 1933-1934
0.7 Linear feet
(on partial microfilm reel)

Miscellaneous central office files include: correspondence of Edward Bruce, primarily concerning certain art exhibits; lists of works of art, some showing their final disposition; and miscellaneous correspondence with regional office personnel and artists in the field. The file of publicity materials contains: photocopied press releases and bulletins issued by the Project; copies of magazine articles written by Project employees; and a variety of unsolicited comments and news concerning Project activities, including news clippings, editorials, magazine articles, and speeches.
File of publicity materials: arranged alphabetically by subject.
35mm microfilm reel DC8 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Description Container Select
Administration/finance/Publications, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
1-31
Artist's Subsistenece Homestead, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
32-89
Corcoran exhibit. correspondence, 1934-04-1934-05
DC008.pwapcentr
90-177
Corcoran Exhibition List, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
2478-183
List-Allocation-Region #6. Ala., Ark., L.A., MIss, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
184-188
List-Allocation-fwoom Region #10. I11, Wisc., Minn. to Wash, D.C., 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
189-200
Lists: Artists and works regions:10-16, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
201-217
Lists: Works-Regions 3-9, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
218-231
Lists:Works-Rwgion 2 NYC and State., 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
232-240
Lists: Works-Region 1-New England., 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
241-244
Return of work from Corcoran Exhibition, 1934-05-1934-06
DC008.pwapcentr
245-279
List- Work returnrd to Philadelphia, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
280-282
Lists-Work returned to regions 1-5, 7-9,12,14-15, Cleveland, NYC, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
283-295
List-Works returned or allocated to NYC and regions 1,5,14-16, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
296-303
List-Allocation of works, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
304-308
Lists Miscellaneous (5), 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
309-325
Lists: Work sent to Washington, D.C. for Corcoran Exhibition, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
326- ?
Correspondence urgin extention of PWAP (Maryland And Pennsylvania), 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
361-389
Hazel Clere correspondence/Washington, DC. office., 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
390-502
Stuart T. Williams contoversy, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
503-537
Publicity Materials, 1933-1934. Corcoran Exhibition and F.D.R. choices (Press clippings, Washingotn, D.C.), 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
Miscellaneous administrative ard organizational (Press releases, minutes and publicity)., 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
567-610
Press clippings and miscelaaneous (Coit Towers and Paul Cadmus), 1934-02-1934-07
DC008.pwapcentr
656-752
Magazine articles relating to PWAP, 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
753-797
Region 14-N. & S. California., 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
798-806
Indian artists(Indians at Work), 1933-1934
DC008.pwapcentr
807-830

Final reports, report materials and project issuances , 1933-1936
0.3 Linear feet
(on partial microfilm reel)

A printed copy of the report of the Assistant of the Treasury to the Federal Relief Administrator for the period December 8, 1933 to June 30, 1934; a typewritten copy of a report covering the PWAP activities and liquidation for the period October 1, 1934 to June 22, 1935; narrative, statistical and other records used in preparation of the reports; reference material supplementing the information in the reports.
35mm microfilm reel DC12 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Description Container Select
PWAP drafts of final report, 1933-1934
DC012.pwapfinal
505-541
Miscellaneous lists including one of PWAP projects by region, 1933-1934
DC012.pwapfinal
542-575
ECW artists., 1933-1934
DC012.pwapfinal
576-584
PWAP bulletin # 14 , 1934-02
DC012.pwapfinal
585-592
Interim report/TRAP, 1936-05-01
DC012.pwapfinal
395-092
Interim report/TRAP/ SUMMARY OF CONTENTS, 1936-05-01
DC012.pwapfinal
594
Interim report/TRAP/ Types draft of PWAP-Final report, plus rough draft with some corrections, 1936-05-01
DC012.pwapfinal
633-778
Material (correspondence, lists) collected for PWAP. Final report, dated first half 1934, 1934
DC012.pwapfinal
779-957

Regional office records , 1933-1934
2 microfilm reels

A selection of records from central files of the 16 regional offices (the bulk of this material has been disposed of), consists of correspondence, telegrams, and memoranda of an administrative character; minutes of meetings; a few records relating to personnel; charts and statistics; records relating to individual projects, including lists of finished works; and a variety of technical and other reference materials. Activities of committees and subcommittees in the regions are also documented insofar as any records of importance concerning them could be located.
Arranged by region.
35mm microfilm reel DC12-DC13 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Description Container Select
Region #4. Regional office Records, 1933-12-1934-07
DC012.pwapregio
958-1440
Region #10, 1933-12-1934-07
DC013.pwapregional
119-165
Region # 13., undated
DC013.pwapregional
166-172
Region #12, 1933-12-1934-11
DC013.pwapregional
173-728
Regions 6, 12, 13 and 14, undated
DC013.pwapregional
252-262
Southern states Art League, undated
DC013.pwapregional
265-266
Region #1, 1933-12-1934-05
DC013.pwapregional
729-824
Region #2, 1932-11-1934-04
DC013.pwapregional
825-1140
Region #14, 1933-12-1934-05
DC013.pwapregional
1141-1307
Region #16, 1933-12-1934-09
DC013.pwapregional
1308-1510

Correspondence of the New York (region 2) office with artists , 1933-1934
4 Linear feet
(on 4 microfilm reels)

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