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Oral history interview with Juan Menchaca, 1964 Nov. 11

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Interviewee:
Menchaca, Juan, 1910-1999
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
United States. Government Printing Office
Works Progress Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 11 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 41 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Juan Menchaca, 1964 Nov. 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Juan Menchaca (1910-1999) was a painter from Colorado.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Dioramas
Federal aid to the arts
Hispanic American artists
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13550
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213660
AAA_collcode_mencha64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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