Further Information on Post Office Murals


Gill, John Purifoy. Post Masters: Arkansas Post Office Art in the New Deal. Jonesboro: Arkansas State University, 2002.

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

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


New Deal Art During the Great Depression- a website devoted to post office murals around the country and other New Deal Art

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program – download a pdf file of their publication entitled “Arkansas Post Offices and the Treasury Department’s Section Art Program, 1938-1942”

Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture– look for entries on the murals, location sites and artists

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History – for further information on Springdale, Arkansas and the Springdale mural

Arkansas State University Museum – for more information on the Pocahontas mural



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