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Oral history interview with Henri Marceau, 1964 September 11

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Marceau, Henri, 1896-1969  Search this
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Curran, Mary  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
17 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 56 min. Sound quality is poor.
Access Note / Rights:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview of Henri Marceau conducted 1964 September 11, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Marceau discusses his education in architecture; teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, becoming curator of the Johnson collection and its movement to the Philadelphia Museum of Art; his museum career; Federal art projects; the WPA under Mary Curran and the problems she had with the Artists' Union; Albert Barnes' role in the controversy; and the reaction of the public and press.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Henri Marceau, 1964 September 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Biography Note:
Henri Marceau (1896-1969) was an art administrator and art historian in Philadelphia, Pa.
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
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art