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Oral history interview with William C. Palmer, 1965 June 12

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Interviewee:
Palmer, William C. (William Charles), 1906-1987
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
Subject:
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 6 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 19 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of William C. Palmer conducted 1965 June 12, by Joseph Trovato, for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Palmer speaks of his background and education; studying at the Art Students League; his development as a muralist; his affiliation with the Midtown Galleries; his involvement with the Federal Art Project; and his opinions about the WPA.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William C. Palmer, 1965 June 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
William C. Palmer (1906-1987) was a painter and mural painter from Iowa and New York.
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:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13194
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213733
AAA_collcode_palmer65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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