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Oral history interview with Atlee B. Ayres, 1965 May 13

Interviewee:
Ayres, Atlee Bernard, 1873-1969
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Public Works of Art Project (Tex.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 25 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 49 min.
Summary:
An interview of Atlee B. Ayres conducted 1965 May 13, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project. Ayres discusses his association with the WPA in San Antonio, Texas, 1934-1935, including his selection of local artists for Public Works of Art Project exhibits, WPA painting and architectural projects, and the growth of the arts in Texas.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Atlee B. Ayres, 1965 May 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Atlee B. Ayres (1873-1969) was a architect in San Antonio, Texas.
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:
Architects
Art
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12104
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213237
AAA_collcode_ayres65
Theme:
Architecture & Design
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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