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New Deal Art in Alabama Post Offices and Federal Buildings

bullet gif Beckham, Sue Bridwell. Depression Post Office Murals and Southern Culture: A Gentle Reconstruction. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989.

A useful study of the general programs of the Section and their southern panels.

bullet gif Marling, Karal Ann. Wall-to-Wall America: A Cultural History of Post-Office Murals in the Great Depression. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982.

A general study of the Section, its policies, and the works it produced across the country. Since only a handful of Alabama examples are mentioned, its primary use is for the general information and history of the project.

bullet gif Melosh, Barbara. Engendering Culture: Manhood and Womanhood in New Deal Public Art and Theater. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

A feminist study of the imagery shown in the murals associated with the Section. The general information on the Section is the same as in earlier studies.

bullet gif O'Connor, Francis V., ed. The New Deal Art Projects: An Anthology of Memoirs. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1972.

Includes memoirs from all the art projects associated with the New Deal, including Olin Dow's, "The New Deal Treasury's Art Program: A Memoir."

bullet gif Park, Marlene and Gerald E. Markowitz. Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.

One of the best and most in-depth studies of the Section and its work across the United States, this book is full of useful general information on the Section and the works it sponsored.

bullet gif Mitchell, Robert. "The Battle of the Beehive Furnace Mural, Russellville, Alabama." Alabama Heritage No. 4 (Spring 1987): 28-37.

An in-depth study of the controversy surrounding the Russellville mural.

bullet gif Piehl, Charles K. "The Eutaw Mural and the Southern Art Of Robert Gwathmey," The Alabama Review 45 (April 1992): 103-131.