W.P.A. Federal Arts Project World War II poster collection Edit


LaRC Manuscripts Collection 1095


  • 1940-1941 (Creation)


  • 2 Linear Feet (Whole)
    Collection is housed in 1 box and 2 oversized folders.

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  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of silk screen posters produced by the Federal Arts Project of the W.P.A. on behalf of the War Services Program of Louisiana and other organizations. Artists involved in this project include John McCrady, Roland G. Duvernet, T.A. Byrne, and others. The topics of posters deal with rationing and conservation, recruitment, public health, domestic security and national secrets, and with the sale of war bonds and stamps.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access is restricted. Please consult the Tulane University Digital Library for digital images of the collection. The originals are held in protective storage. Researchers can view the originals only after using the digital scans first. Please ask a Reading Room employee for assistance.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Lyle Saxon.

  • Arrangement

    Posters are physically arranged by size and alphabetically by title. The digital images are arranged alphabetically.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Federal Arts Project of the WPA produced these posters for the war effort between 1940-1941 under the direction of Angela Gregory, State Supervisor for the Federal Arts Project. The group's workshop was located at 718 Toulouse Street in New Orleans, La.

  • OCLC/WorldCat

    OCLC #967782767

  • Preferred Citation

    W.P.A. Federal Arts Project World War II poster collection, Manuscripts Collection #1095, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.