Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1964 June 8
Hatch, John Davis, 1907-1996
White, H. Wade
Public Works of Art Project
Federal Art Project
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 52 p.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of John Davis Hatch conducted 1964 June 8, by H. Wade White for the Archives of American Art.
Hatch speaks of his work as the New England area director of the Federal Art Project; the early organization of the Public Works of Art Project in New England; some of the artists and administrators involved, including Olin Dows, Jack Levine, Hyman Bloom, Edward Bruce and Oscar Bluemner, and Karl Knaths.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1964 June 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/hatch64.htm
Art historian, collector, art consultant, museum director; b. 1907; d. May 30, 1996.
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