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Oral history interview with Joseph Hirsch, 1965

Interviewee:
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Subject:
Cahill, Holger
Curran, Mary
McMahon, Audrey
Federal Art Project
Index of American Design
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in. (24 p. transcript on partial microfilm reel)
Transcript: 24 p.
General Note:
An unrelated interview of Louis Schanker conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Joseph Hirsch conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1965 for the Archives of American Art.
Hirsch speaks of his early education and background in industrial art; his first involvement with the Federal Art Project, including the easel painting project, murals, and the Index of American Design; artistic experimentation during the 1930s; public perception of federally suuported art projects. He recalls Holger Cahill, Audrey McMahon and Mary Curran.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joseph Hirsch, 1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter, lithographer; New York, N.Y. and Pennsylvania.
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:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Lithographers
Lithographers
Painters
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11633
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213570
AAA_collcode_hirsch65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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