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Oral history interview with Herbert J. Brown, 1965 November 29

Interviewee:
Brown, Herbert J.
Interviewer:
Swift, Geoffrey
Subject:
Federal art project (Mass.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 28 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 47 min.
Summary:
An interview of Herbert J. Brown conducted 1965 November 29, by Geoffrey Swift, for the Archives of American Art. Brown speaks of his background in music, duties in the Federal Art Project of Massachusetts, artists and their works associated with the Project, the Index of American Design, and government support of artists.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Herbert J. Brown, 1965 November 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Herbert J. Brown was an art administrator from Natick, Massachusetts. Assistant State Director for Federal Art Project, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Arts administrators
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12319
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212551
AAA_collcode_brown65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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