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Oral history interview with William Gaskin, 1964 Feb. 28

Interviewee:
Gaskin, William, 1892-1968
Interviewer:
Ferbrache, Lewis
Subject:
Bufano, Beniamino
Hiler, Hilaire
Kingman, Dong
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recordings: 4 sound tape reels : analog, 7-1/2 ips ; 7 in.
Transcript: 71 p. (on one partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of William Gaskin conducted 1964 Feb. 28, by Lewis Ferbraché, for the Archives of American Art.
Gaskin speaks of his education at the San Francisco Institute of Art; his early interest in theater and literature; and his involvement with the WPA-FAP in San Francisco. He discusses a WPA mosaic project; how artists' careers were affected by the WPA; and the effects of politics on the WPA. He mentions Beniamino Bufano, Hilaire Hiler, and Dong Kingman.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Gaskin, 1964 Feb. 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
William Gaskin, b. 1892; d. 1968, Art administrator of San Francisco, Calif.
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:
Art
Arts administrators
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13031
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213560
AAA_collcode_gaskin64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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