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Oral history interview with Philip Fletcher Bell, circa 1963

Interviewee:
Bell, Philip Fletcher, 1907-1964
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Subject:
Federal Art Project
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 18 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 53 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Philip Fletcher Bell conducted circa 1963, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.
Bell speaks of a mural painting project he ran for the Federal Art Project; his work as a director of a children's art center in Washington, D.C.; how students were chosen for the center; how the center was administered; some of the projects that were done by the center; and his philosophies of teaching drawing and art to children.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Philip Fletcher Bell, circa 1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Philip Fletcher Bell (1907-1964) was an art administrator and painter from Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
This interview 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:
Art
Art centers
Arts administrators
Children's art
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12914
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213267
AAA_collcode_bell65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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