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Oral history interview with Burton Freund, 1965 Apr. 20

Interviewee:
Freund, Burton
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Ill.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Sound recordings: 2 sound tape reels ; 3 in.
Transcript: 42 p.
General Note:
An unrelated interview of Anton Blazek conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape. An unrelated interview of Irving Block conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Burton Freund conducted by Betty Hoag on 1965 Apr. 20 for the Archives of American Art.
Freund speaks of his background and education in Chicago; teaching himself sculpture; working as a puppeteer on the Federal Art Project (FAP) in Chicago; doing various other jobs for the FAP, including wood and plaster panels for schools and for the Zoo; demonstrations and union activities; the work of the Chicago FAP, and how the project functioned; the disposal of the work after the project ended; and his career during and after World War II.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Burton Freund, 1965 Apr. 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Sculptor and wood engraver; Illinois and California. Worked for the Federal Art Project in Illinois.
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:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sculptors
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12040
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213459
AAA_collcode_freund65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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