by Molly Donnermeyer
In 1935, the Works Progress Administration was a government agency formed to provide work to millions of unemployed people during the Great Depression. Part of the agency, the Federal Art Project was an effort to provide relief to out-of-work artists. The FAP operated from 1935-1943, and created more than 200,000 works of art, including the murals and other works and projects. Visit the Mary R Schiff Library and Archives during the month of July to view reproductions of some of the pieces created by local artists involved in the FAP.