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Oral history interview with Rollin McNeil Crampton, 1965 January 29

Interviewee:
Crampton, Rollin McNeil, 1886-1970
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
Subject:
Diller, Burgoyne
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 8 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 22 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Rollin McNeil Crampton conducted 1965 January 29, by Joseph S. Trovato, for the Archives of American Art. Crampton speaks of his work as supervisor of the New York City WPA mural project; selecting muralists and mural sites; how the murals were executed; the effect of the Federal Art Project upon him and his career; his background and early interest in art; and his education at Yale and at the Art Students League. He recalls Burgoyne Diller.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rollin McNeil Crampton, 1965 January 29. 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:
Rollin McNeil Crampton (1886-1970) was an art administrator and painter in both Woodstock and New York, New York.
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:
Arts administrators
Arts administrators
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Painters
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12392
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213381
AAA_collcode_crampt65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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