Oral history interview with Robert Boardman Howard, 1964 Sept. 16
Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Sound recording: 1 sound file: digital, wav file
Transcript: 12 p.
An interview of Robert Boardman Howard conducted 1964 Sept. 16 by Mary McChesney.
Howard speaks of his background and education; his early paintings and sculptures; his involvement with the Federal Art Project in San Francisco; Coit Tower; and his opinions of federal support for the arts.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Boardman Howard, 1964 Sept. 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Robert Boardman Howard (1896-1983) was a sculptor from San Francisco, Calif.
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