Oral history interview with Theodore C. Polos, 1965 Jan. 31
Polos, Theodore C., 1902-1976
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Transcript: 28 p.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min. Transcript not entirely accurate. Patrons are encouraged to listen to audio tape along with transcript.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Theodore Polos conducted 1965 Jan. 31, by Mary McChesney, for the New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. Polos reminisces about his intermittent work on the Easel and Lithography Projects in the San Francisco area between 1937 and 1943. He also compares the artistic climate in America during the 1930's and forties with that of the mid-sixties when he was interviewed.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Theodore C. Polos, 1965 Jan. 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theodore C. Polos (1902-1976) was a watercolor painter and lithographer from Oakland, 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