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Bywaters, Jerry, 1906-1989  Search this
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
21 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 57 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jerry Bywaters, 1965 June 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Jerry Bywaters (1906-1989) was a painter and art historian from Dallas, Texas.
Language Note:
English .
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
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Dallas -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art