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Interviewee:
Jerry, Sylvester, 1904-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 Sound tape reel, 7 in.; 14 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
An unrelated interview of Charlotte Partridge (6/12/65) conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape. An unrelated interview of Leonard Thiessen (6/10/65) conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
An interview of Sylvester Jerry conducted 1965 June 11, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art. Jerry speaks of his first association with the WPA Federal Art Project (FAP), working as an FAP administrator in Detroit; working at finding locations for the artworks; the FAP's role in the development of furniture design; working with Holger Cahill; the Index of American Design; the relationship of art and architecture; administering the project; selecting artists for particular projects; and the project's effect on the community.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sylvester Jerry, 1965 June 11. 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:
Sylvester Jerry (1904-1990) was a painter and art administrator from Racine, Wis.
Language Note:
English .
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  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Painters -- Wisconsin -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13199
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213592
AAA_collcode_jerry65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213592