Oral history interview with Charlotte Russell Partridge, circa 1965
Partridge, Charlotte Russell, 1882-1975
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Federal Art Project (Wis.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 59 p.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 40 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Charlotte Russell Partridge conducted circa 1965, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. Partridge talks about teaching at Downer College; forming the Layton School of Art in Wisconsin during the 1920's; her work as director of the Federal Arts Project in Wisconsin; trips to Mexico; and about various individuals involved in WPA art programs, such as Holger Cahill, Edward Bruce and Tom Parker.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charlotte Russell Partridge, circa 1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Charlotte Russell Partridge (1882-1975) was a painter and educator, in Milwaukee, Wis. Cofounded the Layton School of Art in 1920.
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