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Fine Prints by Federal Art Project Artists in the Library of Congress

Searching & Viewing

A growing proportion of the Federal Art Project prints can be viewed online, but much more is available on site. Provided below is information about what can be viewed online and how on-site researchers locate and view the materials.

Viewing Images Online

Viewing Materials On Site

Fine Prints Filing Series Card Catalog

Currently, this provides the most comprehensive access to prints in the Fine Print Filing series. The catalog is arranged by the century in which the artist flourished, and thereunder by artist name. An additional section of the catalog provides access to selected artists and works organized by country. Entries for most American prints acquired before 1970 can also be found through the online catalog searches above.

Looking at Prints in the Reading Room

Researchers who are able to visit on site may request to view prints by submitting a call slip in the reading room. We generally request that for prints already digitized at high resolution, researchers first look at the highest resolution file (tiff file) to gain as much visual information as possible, before requesting to view an original, as retrieving and refiling fragile prints puts added wear and tear on them. Please contact us in advance if you want to see more than 15 prints on a single day.

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