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Oral history interview with Leslie Cheek interview, 1964 March 9

Interviewee:
Cheek, Leslie, 1908-1992
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 5 pages
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
A summary by Richard Doud of an interview he conducted of Leslie Cheek for the Archives of American Art.
Cheek discusses theatre in Virginia; the Federal Theatre Project; and the WPA.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leslie Cheek interview, 1964 March 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Location of original tape unknown.
Biography Note:
Leslie Cheek (1908-1992) was the director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in Richmond, Virginia.
Provenance:
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
Museum directors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13198
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214159
AAA_collcode_cheek64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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