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Research material on the WPA Illinois Art Project, 1930-1988

Mavigliano, George J., 1941-

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 1.8 Linear feet

Summary: Research material collected for Mavigliano and Lawson's book, The Federal Art Project in Illinois, 1935-1943 (1990), concerning the Works Progress Administration Illinois Art Project, including correspondence, undated and 1935-1988; writings; printed material, including articles, writings, clippings, questionnaires, blueprints, undated and 1936-1986; photographs of people involved with the Project, undated; and audio tape recordings and transcriptions of interviews with M. Burrows, R. McKeague, Meltzer & A. Osver, B. Shryock, J. Walley/Haden, and N. Ziroli, undated and 1930-1982.
ADDITION: "Transcript/statements of Federal Service" (GSA form 7275) for artists and administrators on the Illinois Federal Art Projects. The forms include information about the date of employment, position, salary, and agency and location.


Donated by George J. Mavigliano and Richard A. Lawson in 1990, 1991 and 1992 respectively.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Research material on the WPA Illinois Art Project, 1930-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.