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Mandelman, Beatrice, 1912-1998  Search this
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Ribak, Louis, 1902-1979  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
24 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 51 min.
Access Note / Rights:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview of Beatrice Mandelman conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1964 July 20, for the Archives of American Art.
Mandelman speaks of her background and education; getting started on the Federal Art Project mural project; later going on the graphic arts project; how the project worked; the effect of the project on the artists; her post-Federal Art Project career; government support for the arts; the current art scene; and Taos as an art center.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Beatrice Mandelman, 1964 July 20. 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:
Beatrice Mandelman (1912-1998) was a painter in Taos, N.M.
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
Taos School of Art  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art