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Oral history interview with Shirley Staschen Triest

Interviewee:
Triest, Shirley  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 April 12-23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Shirley Statchen Triest conducted by Mary Fuller McChesney at the artist's home in Sebastopol, California, 1964 April 12-23, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Shirley Staschen Triest (1914- ) is an illustrator and educator from Woodacre, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 11 min.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.triest64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-triest64
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Oral history interview with John Stoll

Interviewee:
Stoll, John, b. 1898  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
15 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Stoll conducted 1965 February 8, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
John Stoll (born 1898) was a painter, sculptor, and illustrator from Mill Valley, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 50 min.
Provenance:
This interview 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:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Mill Valley  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Mill Valley  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.stoll65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stoll65
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Oral history interview with Beniamino Bufano

Creator:
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 October 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beniamino Bufano conducted 1964 October 4 by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Bufano speaks of his work at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1915; other early sculpture work; other media he worked in early in his career; his education; bureaucratic and political problems and scandals in the later years of the project; the politics that surround the placement of statues; President Kennedy's programs for the arts; the future of federally supported art programs.
Biographical / Historical:
Beniamino Bufano (1898-1970) was a sculptor in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 39 min.
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: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bufano64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bufano64
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Oral history interview with Lucienne Bloch

Interviewee:
Bloch, Lucienne, 1909-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
85 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 August 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Lucienne Bloch conducted by Mary McChesney on 1964 August 11 for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Lucienne Bloch (1909-1999) was a mural painter in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 15 min.
Provenance:
This interview 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.
Occupation:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bloch64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bloch64
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Oral history interview with Elmer Bischoff

Interviewee:
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  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
Extent:
12 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 January 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Elmer Bischoff conducted 1965 January 20, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Bischoff speaks of his first involvement with the Federal Art Project, teaching ceramics at an art center in Sacramento; some of the accomplishments of the art center; the art community in Sacramento in the 1930s; the Federal Art Project's effect on the community, and on American art generally; public perception of the project; his opinions of government support for the arts; art in California and what the influences were on its development.
Biographical / Historical:
Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991) was a painter and educator from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 36 min.
Provenance:
This interview 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: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bischo65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bischo65
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Oral history interview with Bernice Fisher Banks, 1965 February 21

Interviewee:
Banks, Bernice Fisher, 1906-1981  Search this
Banks, Bernice Fisher, 1906-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12200
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213258
AAA_collcode_banks65
Theme:
Women
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213258

Oral history interview with Bernice Fisher Banks

Interviewee:
Banks, Bernice Fisher, 1906-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
McChesney, Robert, 1913-2008  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bernice Fisher Banks conducted 1965 February 21, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Bernice Fisher Banks (1906- ) was a sculptor from Alameda, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 41 min.
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:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the recording is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.banks65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-banks65
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Oral history interview with Julian Williams

Interviewee:
Williams, Julian, 1911-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 June 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Julian Williams conducted 1964 June 14, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Julian Williams (1911- ) was a muralist from Sausalito, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 43 min.
Provenance:
This interview 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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Sausalito -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.willia64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-willia64

Oral history interview with Beckford Young

Interviewee:
Young, Beckford, 1905-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 May 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beckford Young conducted 1965 May 19, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Beckford Young (1905-1979) was a mural painter from California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 8 min.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.young65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-young65

Oral history interview with Mireille Piazzoni Wood

Interviewee:
Wood, Mireille Piazzoni, 1911-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
5 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mireille Piazzoni Wood conduced 1965 June 23, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Mireille Piazzoni Wood (1911-2006) was a muralist from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 12 min.
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.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wood65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wood65

Oral history interview with Serge Trubach

Interviewee:
Trubach, Serge, 1907-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
29 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 December 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Serge Trubach conducted 1964 December 5, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Serge Trubach (1907-1979) was a painter from Sausalito, California and New York, N.Y. Trubach worked for the Federal Art Project in New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Sausalito -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.trubac64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-trubac64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Michael Von Meyer

Interviewee:
Von Meyer, Michael, 1894-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Michael Von Meyer conducted 1965 February 12, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael Von Meyer (1894-1984) was a sculptor from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 51 min.
Provenance:
This interview 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:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.vonmey65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vonmey65

Oral history interview with Herman Volz

Interviewee:
Volz, Herman, 1904-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
91 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 June 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herman Volz conducted 1964 June 27, by Mary Fuller McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Volz (1904-1990) was a painter from San Jose, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 41 min.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Jose -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.volz64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-volz64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Farwell Taylor

Interviewee:
Taylor, Farwell, 1905-1977  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 August 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Farwell Taylor conducted by Mary McChesney on 1964 August 14 for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Farwell Taylor (1905-1977) was a mural painter in Mill Valley, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 59 min.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Mill Valley  Search this
Painters -- California -- Mill Valley -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.taylor64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-taylor64

Oral history interview with Hebe Daum Stackpole and Jack Moxom

Interviewee:
Stackpole, Hebe Daum, 1912-1993  Search this
Moxom, Jack, b.1913  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 January 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Hebe Daum Stackpole and Jack Moxom conducted 1965 January 9, by Mary McChesney, in Oakland, California, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts project.
Biographical / Historical:
Hebe Daum Stackpole (1912-1993) and Jack Moxom (born 1913) were muralists from Oakland, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 22 min.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Oakland  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.stackp65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stackp65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Zygmund Sazevich

Interviewee:
Sazevich, Zygmund, 1899-1968  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 January 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Zygmund Sazevich conducted 1965 January 22, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Zygmund Sazevich (1899-1968) was a sculptor from San Francisco, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 59 min.
Provenance:
This interview 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:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sazevi65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sazevi65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Suzanne Scheuer

Interviewee:
Scheuer, Suzanne, 1898-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 July 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Suzanne Scheuer conducted 1964 July 29, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Suzanne Scheuer (1898-1984) was a painter and sculptor in Santa Cruz, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 59 min.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Cruz -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.scheue64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scheue64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Saccaro

Interviewee:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 June 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Saccaro conducted 1964 June 18, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Saccaro discusses the primary influences on San Francisco art in the 1930s and how he started working for the WPA. He describes the working conditions on each of the projects are in detail. Robert McChesney sat in on the interview, and he at times helps Saccaro remember facts. (The two of them worked of the same mural project at Treasure Island.) McChesney and Saccaro mention 10 to 15 of their coworkers and reminisce about what became of them. None seems to have continued painting. Saccaro's first solo show (1939) is mentioned; he describes meeting Arshile Gorky near this time. The interview concludes with a consideration of the artist's place in society and how difficult it is to become established as a painter. Much attention is given to the fate of Saccaro's coworkers and the day-to-day experience of being a WPA artist. He discusses little of his own style, which remained by his own admission relatively unadventurous until after the war.
Biographical / Historical:
John Saccaro (1913-1981) was a painter from San Francisco, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.saccar64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saccar64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Theodore C. Polos

Interviewee:
Polos, Theodore C., 1902-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  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
Extent:
28 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 Jan. 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Theodore Polos conducted 1965 Jan. 31, by Mary McChesney, for the New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. Polos reminisces about his intermittent work on the Easel and Lithography Projects in the San Francisco area between 1937 and 1943. He also compares the artistic climate in America during the 1930's and forties with that of the mid-sixties when he was interviewed.
Biographical / Historical:
Theodore C. Polos (1902-1976) was a watercolor painter and lithographer from Oakland, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.
Transcript not entirely accurate. Patrons are encouraged to listen to audio tape along with transcript.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.polos65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-polos65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Byron Randall

Creator:
Randall, Byron, 1918-1999  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 May 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Byron Randall conducted on 1964 May 12, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Byron Randall (1918-1999) was a painter from Tomales, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 29 min.
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- California -- Tomales -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.randal64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-randal64
Online Media:

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