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Oral history interview with Joseph Hirsch, 1965

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Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Phillips, Harlan B., 1920-1979,  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Curran, Mary  Search this
McMahon, Audrey  Search this
Federal Art Project  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:
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel, 7 in. ; (24 p. transcript on partial microfilm reel); 26 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
An unrelated interview of Louis Schanker conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview of Joseph Hirsch conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1965 for the Archives of American Art.
Hirsch speaks of his early education and background in industrial art; his first involvement with the Federal Art Project, including the easel painting project, murals, and the Index of American Design; artistic experimentation during the 1930s; public perception of federally suuported art projects. He recalls Holger Cahill, Audrey McMahon and Mary Curran.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joseph Hirsch, 1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Biography Note:
Painter, lithographer; New York, N.Y. and Pennsylvania.
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
Lithographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Lithographers -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art