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Oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames, 1965 June 9

Interviewee:
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Ames, Jean Goodwin, 1903-1986  Search this
Albro, Maxine  Search this
Bruton, Helen  Search this
Bruton, Margaret  Search this
Drerup, Karl  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaics -- California  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Tapestry -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12923
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213229
AAA_collcode_ames65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213229
Online Media:

Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames papers, circa 1937-1955

Creator:
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Ames, Jean Goodwin, 1903-1986  Search this
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9414
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211612
AAA_collcode_amesarth
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211612

Oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames

Interviewee:
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Ames, Jean Goodwin, 1903-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966  Search this
Bruton, Helen, 1898-1985  Search this
Bruton, Margaret, 1894-  Search this
Drerup, Karl, 1904-2000  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames conducted 1965 June 9, by Betty Hoag McGlynn, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project. They speak of their participation in WPA projects at Newport Harbor Union High School, the San Diego County Courthouse, the Jon Lindbergh Junior High School, and the California Federal Building and Loan in Los Angeles; mural, mosaic and tapestry techniques and materials; Karl Drerup and the development of enameling in America; and the effect of the federal art programs on contemporary art. They also describe the work of Maxine Albro and Helen and Margaret Bruton.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Forbes (1906-1975) and Jean Goodwin Ames (1903-1986) were mural painters, mosaicists, and tapissiers from Claremont, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 12 minutes.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Tapissiers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaics -- California  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Tapestry -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ames65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw917e4630c-6d30-48ab-8a20-45433b71a2aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ames65
Online Media:

Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames papers

Creator:
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Ames, Jean Goodwin, 1903-1986  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (35 frames of microfilm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
circa 1937-1955
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames papers contain illustrations of murals by Arthur Ames; a biographical sketch of the artists; the WPA-FAP publication Southern California Creates; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Ames (1906-1975) and Jean Goodwin Ames (1903-1986) were painters and enamel artists in California. Jean Goodwin Ames was also an educator and taught at Scripps College and the Claremont Graduate School, where she was honored with the title professor emerita.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames, 1965 June 9. Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library holds the Jean and Arthur Ames Scrapbook Collection, 1929-1980.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Muralists -- California  Search this
Enamel artists -- California  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.amesarth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw956b93e34-d21f-4ec3-93bd-461174e54aa7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amesarth

[Jean Goodwin Ames : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Ames, Jean Goodwin 1903-1986  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Art and Artist Files Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Ames, Jean Goodwin 1903-1986  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Artist files
Call number:
AAF--Ames, Jean Goodwin
Restrictions & Rights:
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCUATE. FOLDERS MUST BE CONSULTED ON SITE
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_565016

Blue Star, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ames, Jean Goodwin 1903-1986  Search this
Medium:
Bronze, enamel, and rosewood
Type:
Sculptures
Topic:
Landscape--Celestial--Star  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02240017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_30049

The Bouquet, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ames, Jean Goodwin 1903-1986  Search this
Medium:
Bronze, enamel, and rosewood
Type:
Sculptures
Topic:
Object--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02240018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_30050

Sprite, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ames, Jean Goodwin 1903-1986  Search this
Medium:
Bronze, enamel, and rosewood
Type:
Sculptures
Topic:
Fantasy--Fairy  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02240019
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_30051

Girl on a Horse, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ames, Jean Goodwin 1903-1986  Search this
Medium:
Clay
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Galleries of the Claremont Colleges 333 College Way Claremont California 91711-6344 Accession Number: SC1624
Located at Scripps College Lang Art Gallery Claremont California 91711-6344
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02240027
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_30059

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