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Oral history interview with Adolph Glassgold, 1964 Dec. 9

Interviewee:
Glassgold, C. Adolph, 1899-
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Subject:
Cahill, Holger
Defenbacher, D. S. (Daniel S.)
Force, Juliana
McBride, Henry
McMahon, Audrey
Parker, Thomas Cleveland
Robinson, Edward
Watson, Forbes
Federal Art Project
Index of American Design
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 41 p.
General Note:
An interview of Henry Billings conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
Summary:
An interview of Adolph Glassgold conducted by Harlan Phillips on 1964 Dec. 9 for the Archives of American Art.
Glassgold speaks of his education; working for the Whitney Museum under Juliana Force; joining the WPA Federal Art Project under Holger Cahill; becoming National Coordinator of the Index of American Design; the IAD's history; his feelings about the success of the Federal Art Project. He recalls Edward Robinson, Forbes Watson, Henry McBride, Holger Cahill, Thomas C. Parker, Juliana Force, Audrey McMahon, and Daniel Defenbacher.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Adolph Glassgold, 1964 Dec. 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art administrator, New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
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:
Arts administrators
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12220
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213489
AAA_collcode_glassg64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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