Oral history interview with Dewey Albinson, 1965 October 27
Albinson, Dewey, 1898-1971
Swanson, Ben (Bennet)
Federal Art Project (Minn.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 54 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 34 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Dewey Albinson conducted 1965 October 27, by Virginia Nagle, for the Archives of American Art. Albinson describes his position as supervisor of Projects for the Minnesota State Department of Education. He speaks of the Minneapolis Handicraft Project; crafts by American Indians; artists and communism in New York City; Federal Art Project murals in St. Paul, Minnesota; and his relationship with Frances Densmore, Floyd Dell, Roland Mousseau, Will Norman, Benett Swanson, Forbes Watson, Charles Wells, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dewey Albinson, 1965 October 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Dewey Albinson (1898-1971) was an art administrator and painter from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001