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Interviewee:
Bywaters, Jerry  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jerry Bywaters conducted 1965 June 9, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art. Bywaters speaks of his background; the events which led to his joining the Federal Art Project in Dallas; working on murals in public buildings; the work done by the Index of American Design in Texas; public perception of the Federal Art Project in the state; his opinions of government support for the arts and political problems with it; his feelings about the Federal Art Project's long term effects on art and on the arts community in Dallas; and his attempt to locate all the artwork done by FAP artists in the state.
Biographical / Historical:
Jerry Bywaters (1906-1989) was a painter and art historian from Dallas, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 57 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Texas -- Dallas -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Dallas -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bywate65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bywate65