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Wilbur D. Peat papers, 1933-1939

Wilbur D. Peat papers, 1933-1939

Peat, Wilbur David, 1898-1966

Museum director, Author

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft. (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.

Provenance

Donated 1965 by Wilbur D. Peat.

Additional Forms Available

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.