Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Richard Hood conducted by Richard Doud on 1964 Dec. 15 for the Archives of American Art.
Hood speaks of joining the Federal Art Project; the development of a graphic arts section of the program; the events leading up to his becoming state director for the FAP in Pennsylvania; for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. how projects were assigned and work carried out; the Index of American Design in Pennsylvania, and particularly its study of Pennsylvania Dutch design; budget and administrative problems; political problems and public perception of the Project; his post-FAP career; his opinions about government support for the arts.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard Hood, 1964 Dec. 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/oralhist/hood64.htm
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.
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