Oral history interview with Juan Menchaca, 1964 Nov. 11
Menchaca, Juan, 1910-1999
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Works Progress Administration
United States. Government Printing Office
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 11 p.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 41 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Juan Menchaca conducted 1964 Nov. 11, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Menchaca discusses painting portraits and making dioramas about the history of Colorado, for the State Museum, in Denver, as part of the Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project, ca. 1936-1941; his work as a camouflage instructor during WWII; and helping to establish the Denver field office of the Government Printing Office.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Juan Menchaca, 1964 Nov. 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Juan Menchaca (1910-1999) was a painter from Colorado.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001