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Oral history interview with Wilma Harris, 1964 Apr. 22

Interviewee:
Harris, Wilma, 1910-
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-
Subject:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail
Bufano, Beniamino
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel (1 hour) ; 5 in.
Transcript: 31 p.
General Note:
The recording ends before the conclusion of the interview.
Summary:
An interview of Wilma Harris conducted by Mary McChesney on 1964 Apr. 22 for the Archives of American Art.
Harris speaks of her background and art education at the California School of Fine Arts; the Federal Art Project weaving project in San Francisco and her involvement in it. She recalls Victor Arnautoff and Beniamino Bufano.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Wilma Harris, 1964 Apr. 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Weaver; California.
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:
Decorative arts
Federal aid to the arts
Handicraft
Interviews
Sound recordings
Weavers
Weavers
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213548
AAA_collcode_harris64
Theme:
Craft
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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