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Oral history interview with Helen Bess Clarke and James Mitchell Clarke, 1964 June 24

Interviewee:
Clarke, Helen Bess, 1904-
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Works Progress Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 48 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 32 min.
Summary:
An interview of Helen Bess Clarke and James Mitchell Clarke conducted 1964 June 24, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
The Clarkes reminisce about their work for the Curriculum Project during the Works Progress Administration.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Helen Bess Clarke and James Mitchell Clarke, 1964 June 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Helen Bess Clarke (1904- ) was an educator and James Mitchell Clarke (1903-1976) was a writer and they lived in San Diego, California.
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:
Educators
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11946
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213385
AAA_collcode_clarke64
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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