WPA Murals in California: a small digitization project

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Inspired by the discovery of Works Progress Administration (WPA)-era murals on the San Diego State University (SDSU) campus, Laurel Bliss and Lisa Lamont received a university grant to document WPA murals throughout California. The project’s goal is to create a freely accessible image database which will put the SDSU murals into their historical context. Some of our challenges were that we didn’t have a digital asset management system, we were creating a database for items that we did not own, and our grant money was due to expire long before we’d be finished.

Laurel Bliss
Fine Arts Librarian
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
lbliss@rohan.sdsu.edu

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