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Books

Picturing History: Wakefield’s Post Office Mural of 1939
The 2003 exhibition booklet on Ernest Hamlin Baker’s controversial mural, “The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters,” is available from the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society, 2636 Kingstown Road, Kingston, R.I. 02881 for $4.95 plus $1.50 shipping & postage.

Art on the Walls: Murals in New England.
This postcard book showcases 24 New England murals, including 2 New Deal Post Office murals in Torrington, Connectiuct and Apponaug (Warwick), Rhode Island, celebrating the diversity of murals found in MA, CT, NH, ME and RI. It also features a compact history of New England murals from the early 19th century to the present. Send check for $15.00 (includes shipping) to: Robin J. Dunitz, 134 Mason St., Rehoboth, MA 02769. For multiple copies, please email for price. Contact Robin Dunitz for more information at rjdunitz@comcast.net (cell phone: 774-991-0968).

Post Masters: Arkansas Post Office Art in the New Deal
by John Purifoy Gill, Arkansas State University, 2002. 105 pp. Copies may be ordered from: Arkansas State University Foundation, PO Box 1990, State University,AR, 72467. Cost: $49.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling ($55.90)
(this book was recommended by a Professor of Art History at Arizona State University)

WPA Artwork in Non-Federal Repositories, Edition II
by the General Services Administration. This book is free and may be ordered by writing to : Fine Arts Program, General Services Administration (GSA-PC), 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405.

Rustic Reflections Of Copper Falls State Park
by Mary Schueller about the development of Copper Falls State Park. The book can easily be used as a school resource in the areas of Rustic architecture, conservation, the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), and Works Progress Administration (WPA) work in the cutover of Ashland County, Wisconsin. This book may be ordered at: http://www.rusticbooks.net/rustic_reflections.htm For more information, email: Mary@Rusticbooks.net

Posters

You can order 3 posters of the Texas New Deal Post Office murals from the Institute of Texan Cultures at UTSA at: http://store.the-museum-store.org/tepoofmuofne.html

“Music at the Plains” (Kilgore, TX) by Xavier Gonzalez
“Pioneer Saga” (Kilgore, TX)
“Ranchers of the Panhandle Fighting Prairie Fire with Skinned Steer” (Brownfield, TX) by Frank Mechau

Each poster is 17″x23″ and four-color. They are $10 each or all 3 for $25.

Video

“The New Deal: Past, Present and Future.”
The National New Deal Preservation Association conference held on May 3-4, 2002. The videotapes of this conference are archived at the Evanston Community Media Center, 1285 Hartrey, Evanston, IL 60202 (telephone: 847-869-2510). The program is recorded on 8 tapes. VHS copies may be purchased from ECMC. See details and tape list on the Midwest Chapter page.

Depression Era Art in Illinois Post Offices
A video by Mary Emma Thompson about Illinois Post Office New Deal Art. The cost is $25 with a guide included. Please contact Dr. Thompson at 425 S Division, Westfield, IL 62474, 217-967-5362, email: methomwi@rr1.net. Dr. Thompson also has available A Guide to Depression Era Art in Illinois Post Offices for $2, which gives basic information such as the address, the artist, the title, and, in most cases, the commission and date.

 


 

New Deal Maps

You can get a very informative map entitled “A New Deal for Arkansas: Depression-Era Properties on the National Register of Historic Places” by writing to: the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 – there is no charge for this map! (info@arkansaspreservation.org).