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Oral history interview with William Friedman, 1965 June 16

Interviewee:
Friedman, William, 1909-
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-
Subject:
Design Laboratory (New York, N.Y.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 28 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 35 min.
Summary:
An interview of William Friedman conducted 1965 June 16, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Friedman speaks of his education; teaching at the Design Laboratory under the Federal Art Project; working as a supervisor with the Iowa Federal Art Project; the establishment of art centers; the Index of American Design; his feelings about the project.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Friedman, 1965 June 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
William Friedman (1909- ) was a designer who worked for the Iowa Federal Art Project.
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:
Designers
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12354
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213460
AAA_collcode_friedm65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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