Oral history interview with Mildred Baker, 1965 July 22
Baker, Mildred, 1905-1998
Agee, William C.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 22 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 min.
An interview of Mildred Baker conducted 1965 July 22, by William Agee, for the Archives of American Art.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mildred Baker, 1965 July 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Mildred Baker (1905-1998) was an assistant to the director, Holger Cahill, on the Federal Art Project. Prior to that appointment, she worked for College Art Association and a gallery on 57th Street. Baker's early role in FAP was to scout directors for regional programs in Ohio, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. She later was involved in exhibitions and Community Art Centers.
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001