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Oral history interview with Joy Yeck Fincke, 1964 Jan. 9

Interviewee:
Fincke, Joy Yeck
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Subject:
Barela, Patrociño
Hunter, Russell Vernon
Federal Art Project (N.M.)
Index of American Design
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: 22 p. (on one microfilm reel)
General Note:
Interviews of Louie H. and Virginia Ewing conducted by S. Loomis are also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Joy Yeck Finke conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1964 Jan. 9 for the Archives of American Art.
Fincke speaks of her background in Washington state and Oregon; going to work for the Federal Emergency Releif Administration (later the Works Progress Administration); meeting Vernon Hunter and becoming his secretary; how artists were selected for the project and how work was assigned; the work that was done by the Index of American Design in the Southwest; how Vernon Hunter supervised the project; art centers that were run by the project; community and public perception of the project; and the project's effect on artists' careers; She recalls Patrocino Barela.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joy Yeck Fincke, 1964 Jan. 9. 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:
Secretary to director of Index of American Design; Albuquerque, N.M. Index of American Design director in New Mexico was Vernon Hunter.
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:
Art and state
Arts administrators
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13225
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213453
AAA_collcode_fincke64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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