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Selma Rein research material on New Deal art, 1961-1968

Rein, Selma

Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Material primarily relating Rein's work as research associate on the NEA funded project "Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now," directed by Francis V. O'Connor. Included are letters, 1967-1968, some concerning miscellaneous research projects, and the installation of art work on city property in New York state through various WPA programs including PWAP, TRAP, and WPA-FAP; photocopies of letters to Franklin Roosevelt; minutes of a meeting; a list of sponsors of the Washington area committee for the abolition of the House Un-American Activities Committee, 1968; questionnaire forms; letters, 1967, and forms for an independent survey of WPA-FAP works of art installed in schools and institutions in Washington, D.C.; clippings, 1961-1968; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; Washington, D.C.


Donated by Richard Rein, the son of Selma Rein.