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Works Progress Administration (WPA) Murals Project

WPA Digitized Art | WPA ResourcesRural Delivery, by Henrik Martin Mayer

Monies from the National Leadership Grant were used to purchase rights to digitize and post WPA Mural images from the book, A Simple and Vital Design: the Story of Indiana Post Office Murals / Carlisle, John C.; photography by Darryl Jones. Most of the images were panoramic files scanned on a drum scan and then placed on the web in four resolutions to accommodate users' varying projection needs.

Through negotiations with the photographer of the WPA mural images, the IUPUI University Library was able to secure fair and sustainable terms and fee structure which enabled lifelong learning audiences to access and use these digital images for educational purposes in perpetuity. These digital images were available to project educators during the 2001 Summer Processional Development workshop and were accessible through the project website for inclusion in lesson plans.