Articles and Essays

  • Collection Highlights The following presentation of collection highlights was selected by Library staff who have worked closely with the WPA posters. The posters were selected with an eye toward their design, representation of a variety of states and artists, and as a way of featuring those that have not been widely published. These examples demonstrate the breadth and depth of the collection and the styles and...
  • Federal Art Project Calendar This calendar was created by the New York City Poster Division in 1938 to show government officials the skilled artistic work the Federal Art Project was doing for the WPA. The Library's copy of the calendar was a gift from Richard Floethe in 1975.
  • Interview with Tony Velonis In December of 1994, The Library of Congress hosted a symposium on the WPA titled "Amassing 'American Stuff': The New Deal Arts Collections of the Library of Congress." The following interview with master silkscreen printer Anthony (Tony) Velonis took place at that time as one of several in-depth interviews with notable figures of the WPA projects.