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.
- Mural of depictions of Native American life in early California. Three women weave baskets. Originally located at the El Monte Public Library now the Historical Society Museum. Six of eleven panels still exist. Funding was provided by the Federal Art Project., (626) 444-3813 or (626) 580-2232,,Complete. RB 02/22/08 No photos exist per talk with staff person. It's permissable to take photos but note that they are high up so a decent zoom lens is needed.,, A grant from the SDSU University Grant Program funded the project.
- Bison stampede around the windows of the building with mountains in the background. Originally located in the Children's Courtyard of the Los Angeles Public Library. Damage from rain runoff over the years prompted the painting over of the mural in 1963. Julian Williams may have assisted or been co-artist. Funded by the Public Works of Art Project and Federal Emergency Relief Agency/SERA., http://www.publicartinla.com/LAPL/bison_hunt.html, A grant from the SDSU University Grant Program funded the project.