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PWAP and Treasury Section bulletins, 1934-1941

United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts


Collection Information

Size: 35 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: PWAP bulletins, February-March 1934; Section of Fine Arts bulletins, No. 1-24 (except No. 12), March 1935-May 1941.

Biographical/Historical Note

Both the PWAP and the Section of Fine Arts were federally aided art programs instituted during the Depression. The PWAP was the first program to attempt to alleviate unemployment among artists. It lasted from December 1933 to June 1934. Its successor, the Section of Fine Arts, aimed to decorate federal buildings via juried competitions to which artists submitted designs for selection.


Lent for microfilming 1964 by Lewis Ferbrache.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Lewis Ferbrache after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel NDA 3 available for use 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

PWAP and Treasury Section bulletins, 1934-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.