Oral history interview with John Gaw Meem, 1964 Dec. 3
Meem, John Gaw, 1894-1983
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Public Works of Art Project
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 13 p.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 3 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of John Gaw Meem conducted 1964 Dec. 3, by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Gaw speaks of his background; moving to New Mexico; deciding to become an architect; architectural commissions he worked on; becoming involved with the Public Works of Art Project; his architectural philosophy; and his appointment to historic committees.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Gaw Meem, 1964 Dec. 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/meem64.htm
John Gaw Meem (1894-1983) was an arts administrator in the Public Works of Art Project from Santa Fe, N.M.
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