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Oral history interview with Jasper Deeter, 1964

Interviewee:
Deeter, Jasper
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith
Subject:
Federal Theater Project (N.J.)
Federal Theater Project (Pa.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 36 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.
Summary:
An interview of Jasper Deeter conducted by Richard Doud in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.
Discusses theater experience in Greenwich Village and Provincetown; Depression-era theater in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and comments on contemporary theater.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jasper Deeter, 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Jasper Deeter (died 1972) was a producer, actor, teacher, and Federal Theater Project director in Media, Pennsylvania. Named director of FTP in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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:
Actors
Directors (performing arts)
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13030
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213435
AAA_collcode_deeter64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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