University Library Murals Files, 1938-1942

Collection number: UA 17/22
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About the New Hampshire WPA Art Project

The Works Projects Administration (WPA) was created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program in 1935. It was designed to provide relief for the nation's unemployed through public work programs and was responsible for employing an average of 2.1 million people a year from 1935 to 1941. Three New Hampshire artists were hired to paint a series of murals for the University Library. These murals were painted under direction of Omer T. Lassonde, State Supervisor of the New Hampshire WPA Art Project. Today, the one remaining mural is in Room 141 of Hamilton-Smith Hall.

About the University Library Murals Files

This series contains descriptions of the murals written by the artists and photographs of the murals.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Library Murals Files, 1938-1942, UA 17/22, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1938-42
Box 1, Folder 2Information on Newspaper Room murals by Gladys Brannigan
Box 1, Folder 3Photographs: Newspaper Room murals
Box 1, Folder 4Information on Reference Room murals by Arthur Esner
Box 1, Folder 5Photographs: Reference Room murals
Box 1, Folder 6Information on "Farming in New Hampshire" murals by George Lloyd
Box 1, Folder 7Photographs: "Farming in New Hampshire" murals
Box 1, Folder 8newspaper clippings


Letters & Postcards
Newspapers & Publications
Photographs, Slides & Negatives
Sketches & Illustrations