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

Identifier: LaRC-1095

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.


  • 1940-1941


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.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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.


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

Language of Materials



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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lyle Saxon.

W.P.A. Federal Arts Project World War II poster collection finding aid
In Progress
Andrew Mullins, III
2016 June 6
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US