Oral history interview with Earl T. Fields, 1965 June 9
Fields, Earl T., 1900-
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Federal Art Project (Wash.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 9 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Earl T. Fields conducted 1965 June 9, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art. Speaks of his work for the Federal Art Project and later, as the official photographer for the Seattle Art Museum. Fields mentions the work of his father, Grant Wood. He discusses the friction within the WPA and criticisms of the WPA.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Earl T. Fields, 1965 June 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Earl T. Fields (1900- ) was a painter and photographer from Seattle, Wash.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001