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Oral history interview with Charles Griffin Farr, 1964 Oct. 22

Interviewee:
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-1977
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Fla.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 23 p. (on one microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Charles Griffin Farr conducted 1964 Oct. 22, by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Farr speaks of his background and education; working as a sculpture and pottery restorer in the Federal Art Project (FAP); working on murals and as an art teacher in Key West, Florida for the FAP; and his feelings about the FAP and its influence on his career.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charles Griffin Farr, 1964 Oct. 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter, mural painter, educator; 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
Educators
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Muralists
Painters
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12996
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213451
AAA_collcode_farr64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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