Selected sources for the study of Depression Era art and architecture in Oregon are listed below. Consult individual pages for sources about the creators and their works for the 1937 University of Oregon Library.
THE NEW DEAL AND ART
Braeman, John, Bremner, Robert H., and Brody, David. The New Deal. Modern America (Columbus, Ohio) ; 4. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1975.
Grieve, Victoria. The Federal Art Project and the Creation of Middlebrow Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Living New Deal, https://livingnewdeal.org/
Melosh, Barbara. Engendering Culture : Manhood and Womanhood in New Deal Public Art and Theater. New Directions in American Art. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
New Deal Artwork: GSA's Inventory Project. Government Services Administration, https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/101384
United States. Department of the Treasury. Public Works of Art Project. Report of the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury to Federal Emergency Relief Administrator, December 8, 1933-June 30, 1934. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1934.
WPA murals, wpamurals.com
NEW DEAL ART AND OREGON
Butcher, Karyle S. "The Works Progress Administration in Oregon: An Administrative Overview. Thesis, M. A. Interdisciplinary Studies. Oregon State University, 1990. ScholarsArchive@OSU, https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/38034
Horowitz, David A. "The New Deal and People's Art: Market Planners and Radical Artists." Oregon Historical Quarterly 109, no. 2 (2008): 318-28. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20615855.
Howe, Carolyn. The Production of Culture on the Oregon Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration. M. A. Thesis. Portland State University, 1980. PDXScholar, http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/4356
Oregon Historic Sites Database, http://heritagedata.prd.state.or.us/historic/. Over 40,000 Oregon sites are documented in this database from the Oregon State Preservation Office.
Oregon Digital, oregondigital.org. A digital collaboration between UO and OSU, Oregon Digital's content includes thousands of images. Among Oregon Digital's collections is Building Oregon which includes 25,000 images and documents about Oregon's built environment.
Peterson, Mark Frederic. Burt Barker, His Role in Historic Preservation in Oregon. Thesis, Portland State University, 1982. http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/open_access_etds/3416/
Sheldon, Henry Davidson. History of University of Oregon. Portland, Or.: Binfords & Mort, 1940.
Shellenbarger, Michael., Lakin, Kimberly K., and Roth, Leland M. Harmony in Diversity : The Architecture and Teaching of Ellis F. Lawrence. Eugene, Or.: Museum of Art and the Historic Preservation Program, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, 1989. Scholars Bank, http://hdl.handle.net/1794/12298
Scholars' Bank, scholarsbank.uoregon.edu. The UO yearbook, Oregana, and other historical publications can be found in Scholars' Bank, the repository for the intellectual work of UO's faculty, students, and staff. It also houses materials from certain partner institution collections. Open access journals, student projects, theses, dissertations, pre- and post-print articles, instructional resources, and university archival material are all candidates for deposit.
University of Oregon. School of Architecture Allied Arts. Alumni Directory : 1914-1989. Eugene, Or.: Produced for University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts by Pub. Concepts, 1990.
For online finding aids of University of Oregon collections, visit Archives West, http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/.
Burt Brown Barker papers, 1935-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. [Note: Exceptional resource. Barker was the Oregon Fine Arts Project director.] https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/burt-brown-barker-papers-5856
Ellis Fuller Lawrence papers, Ax 056, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Frederick A. Cuthbert faculty papers, UA 227, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Oregon FAP records, 1936-1939. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/
Orion B. Dawson Papers, Coll 463, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon.
School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) records, UA 033, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
School of Architecture and Allied Arts scrapbooks, UA 077, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
University Archives photographs, 1890s-2010s, Architecture and Allied Arts, Classroom Scenes
Work Projects Administration Oregon Federal Art Project records, Coll 238, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon. [Note: Primarily Timberline Lodge material.]
FLOOR PLANS & ART GUIDE
For more information about UO's built environment including buildings and outdoor sculpture created during the Depression Era, consult The Architecture of the University of Oregon: A History, Bibliography, and Research Guide.