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Title:

WPA Prints in Special Collections

Creator:

Ashdown, Ray Jay
Billmyer, John E.
Brown, Elmer William
Bulone, Angelo
Campbell, Charles
Carambella, Gladys Beidelman
...

Date:

1935-1939

Source:

Kelvin Smith Library, Collections, Case Western Reserve University

Subject:

Federal Art Project

Format:

image/tiff
image/jp2

Title:

WPA Prints in Special Collections

Creator:

Ashdown, Ray Jay
Billmyer, John E.
Brown, Elmer William
Bulone, Angelo
Campbell, Charles
Carambella, Gladys Beidelman
Curry, Noble
Daniels, Mathew D.
Ferench, Anthony T.
Flint, LeRoy William
Fousek, Frank Daniel
Franyin, Michael P.
Grebenak, Louis Arthur
Gross Bettelheim, Jolan
Guilbeau, Honore
Haber, Alice G.
Haber, Joe
Jacobs, Abraham
Kagy, Sheffield
Kepetz, Herman
Korda, Florence
Kubinyi, Kalman
Kucharyson, Paul
Kulhanek, James C.
Lee-Smith, Hughie
Leonard, Grace V.
Mancuso, Antonina
Mendlik, James
Mihalik, Julius C.
Miltenberger, Robert B.
Napoli, James
Osweiczynski, Stanislaus Arturo
Root, Marguerite
Rutka, Dorothy
Sallee, Jr., Charles Louis
Silberger, Manuel G.
Sommer, William
Vander Sluis, George
Zuelch, Clarence Edward

Date:

1935-1939

Source:

Kelvin Smith Library, Collections, Case Western Reserve University

Subject:

Federal Art Project

Format:

image/tiff
image/jp2

Description:

During the 1930s, there was catastrophic unemployment in the country. A federal project was put in place in 1935, called "Work Projects Administration" which would utilize the skills of out-of-work employees helping them to earn a small wage to survive. Previous efforts had begun in 1933, to assist unemployed artists under the Public Works of Art Project established by the Treasury Department. The country was divided into sixteen regions, one of which was the Cleveland region. Two people were instrumental in the success of the Cleveland effort William M. Milliken, Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art and Linda A. Eastman, Director of the Cleveland Public Library. The significant benefit of their collaboration and leadership was a regional approach to art that exemplified and identified the "Cleveland Scene." In 1935, the Works Progress Administration, took over the support of artists on relief and hired hundreds of workers for the Federal Art Project in music, theater, writing and art, the Federal Art Project alone employed 350 Cleveland artists.

Type:

Still Image

Identifier:

http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:wpaPrints

Relation:

Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library

Rights:

These images are owned by Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. For permission to reproduce and/or publish, contact Special Collections (216-368-2993).


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