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Wilbur D. Peat papers, 1933-1939

Peat, Wilbur David, 1898-1966

Museum director, Author


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence; financial reports; project reports and bulletins of the Public Works of Art Project; correspondence with William Milliken, Director of Region 9 of the PWAP, relating to the administration of PWAP and Treasury Relief Art Project; applications; work reports and letters from aritsts about their projects, analyses of their work in questionnaire format; minutes; photographs; clippings; and miscellaneous papers relating to Treasury Department art projects in Indiana.

Biographical/Historical Note

Wilbur D. Peat (1898-1966) was the Divisional Manager of the Public Works of Art Project in Region 9, which included Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky. He was also the director of the John Herron Museum of Art in Indianapolis (later the Indianapolis Museum of Art), from 1929-1965.


Donated 1965 by Wilbur D. Peat.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel NDA 22 & NDA 23 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Wilbur D. Peat papers, 1933-1939. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.