Oral history interview with Edith Gregor Halpert, 1965 Jan. 20
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Miller, Dorothy Canning
Barr, Alfred H.
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Federal Art Project
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 22 p.
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2011 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hours, 14 minutes. Transferred from original acetate tape reels. Sound quality is poor.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Edith Gregor Halpert conducted 1965 Jan. 20, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art new deal and the Arts Project.
Halpert speaks of some of her activities in connection with the Federal Art Project, discusses some of the exhibitions that were shown, and gives her opinions on federal support for the arts. Halpert recalls Lloyd Goodrich, Holger Cahill, Dorothy Miller, Alfred Barr, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edith Gregor Halpert, 1965 Jan. 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970) was an art dealer fromf New York, N.Y. Halpert founded Downtown Gallery.
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