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Fine Prints by Federal Art Project Artists

Prints and Photographs Division

Collection digitized? Generally, no. Selected fine prints are available in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.

The Prints and Photographs Division holds about 230 fine prints produced by the Graphic Art Division of the Federal Art Project.

Catalog records for these items can be retrieved in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) by searching the "Fine Prints" category using the term "WPA." Some catalog records are accompanied by digital images. [Retrieve catalog records in PPOC].

The items are also listed by artist in the Fine Prints card catalog and in the publication American Prints in the Library of Congress: A Catalog of the Collection (Baltimore: Published for the Library of Congress by the Johns Hopkins Press [1970] xxi, 568p, NE505.A47).

Of related interest are posters produced for the WPA (see information about the WPA Posters). Graphic work produced for another federally-sponsored project during the New Deal era is al available in the Federal Theatre Project Collection, which includes posters, scripts, costume and set designs, photographs, playbills, and publicity materials for many FTP productions. The Federal Theater Project Collection is accessed through the Performing Arts Reading Room. Selections are available online--see The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1930.

Note: Information for this entry was compiled in the late 1970's for inclusion in: Special Collections in the Library of Congress: A Selective Guide. Compiled by Annette Melville. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1980. The entry was revised in 2004.

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