This collection attempts to document all the murals and relief undertaken in the state of California as part of art projects funded by the New Deal. This includes not only work undertaken through the Federal Art Project as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) but also post office murals funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts in the United States Department of the Treasury.
The majority of this project was put together with funding from a grant from the SDSU University Grant Program. Additionally, research was undertaken using other New Deal resources, most notably Living New Deal, which was generous with supplying photographs and whose website covers a much larger aspect of the New Deal, including all of the states and all works done under the project. Many photographs were also found through the New Deal Art Registry, another online organization that documents the work done during the era. Additional photographs were supplied by various organizations in possession of the artwork and are credited in the individual pieces.
- A mural depicts a well in front of a grove of trees and a farm. In the background are hills with a rainstorm. Lost. One of five panels originally located at the Chemawa Junior High School, now the Middle School. Funded by the Federal Art Project., Photos from Living New Deal, A grant from the SDSU University Grant Program funded the project.
- Mural depicting workers picking artichokes, in bright colors. Originally located at the Old Customs House, Calle Principal at Decatur Street, Monterey. Removed. Now in the care of the California Department of Parks and Recreation in Sacramento Funded by the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP), Wendy Franklin, firstname.lastname@example.org(916) 653-4381,,Complete. LB 3/26/08. In touch with Wendy Franklin about a photo. LB 5/8/08 Emailed Wendy to follow up. Sent in their form, photos should come by 6/1/08. LB 7/3/08 Phone tag with Bruce at 916-919-5481, I confirmed we have not yet received a photo. He left me a message that he'll email it next week.,Henrietta Shore A Retrospective Exhibition: 1900-1963 page 43, figure 36., A grant from the SDSU University Grant Program funded the project.
- Mural depicting two men among a field of artichokes. Funded by the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP)., David Wilcox, email@example.com(831) 426-0144,Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm,Complete. RB 02/21/08 I spoke with postmaster whose assistant will photograph the murals and reply with the images to my email address. I will then send them to Laurel. His name/email is David Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org.,, A grant from the SDSU University Grant Program funded the project.