Guide to the University Library Murals Files, 1938-1942
Collection number: UA 17/22
Size: 1 box
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
About the University Library Murals Files
This series contains descriptions of the murals written by the artists and
photographs of the murals.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], University Library Murals Files, 1938-1942, UA 17/22, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,
These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the
establishment of the University Archives in 1992.
|Box 1, Folder 1||Correspondence, 1938-42|
|Box 1, Folder 2||Information on Newspaper Room murals by Gladys Brannigan|
|Box 1, Folder 3||Photographs: Newspaper Room murals|
|Box 1, Folder 4||Information on Reference Room murals by Arthur Esner|
|Box 1, Folder 5||Photographs: Reference Room murals|
|Box 1, Folder 6||Information on "Farming in New Hampshire" murals by George Lloyd|
|Box 1, Folder 7||Photographs: "Farming in New Hampshire" murals|
|Box 1, Folder 8||newspaper clippings|