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Oral history interview with George Gaethke, 1964 Sept. 26

Interviewee:
Gaethke, George, 1898-  Search this
Gaethke, George, 1898-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Albro, Maxine  Search this
Bertrand, Ray  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
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11941
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213464
AAA_collcode_gaethk64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213464

Oral history interview with Mary Dill Henry, 1964 May 12

Interviewee:
Henry, Mary Dill, 1913-  Search this
Henry, Mary Dill, 1913-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12650
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213564
AAA_collcode_henry64
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213564

Oral history interview with Max McCarthy, 1964 Oct. 15

Interviewee:
McCarthy, Max Joseph, 1896-1977  Search this
McCarthy, Max Joseph, 1896-1977  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:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11805
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213646
AAA_collcode_mccart64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213646
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Henry Allen Nord, 1965 July 19

Interviewee:
Nord, Henry Allen, 1904-1981  Search this
Nord, Henry Allen, 1904-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12991
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213690
AAA_collcode_nord65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213690

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:
Ames, Jean Goodwin, 1903-1986  Search this
Subject:
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:

Mary Dill Henry papers, 1970-1990

Creator:
Henry, Mary Dill, 1913-  Search this
Henry, Mary Dill, 1913-  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11007
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214933
AAA_collcode_henrmary
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214933

Oral history interview with Henry Allen Nord

Interviewee:
Nord, Henry Allen, 1904-  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  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:
29 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 July 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Henry Allen Nord conducted 1965 July 19, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Allen Nord (1904-1981) was a mosaicist and painter from Los Angeles, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 2 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
Mosaicists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.nord65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nord65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Max McCarthy

Interviewee:
McCarthy, Max, 1896-1977  Search this
McCarthy, Jean  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 Oct. 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Max McCarthy conducted 1964 Oct. 15, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
McCarthy's wife Jean is also present during the interview and contributes to it.
Biographical / Historical:
Max McCarthy (1896-1977) was a mosaicist in San Francisco, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 12 min.
The remastered reel was used for digitization. It was returned to Iron Mountain. Original reel missing.
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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mccart64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mccart64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mary Dill Henry

Creator:
Henry, Mary, 1913-  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings (1 hour), 5 in.)
27 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 May 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mary Dill Henry conducted on 1964 May 12, by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Henry speaks of getting on the WPA Federal Art Project in Oakland, California; working on mosaics and designing murals for California school buildings; the dispersal of the art work created by the Project; her opinions of federal support for the arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Designer, mosaicist; California.
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  Search this
Designers -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.henry64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-henry64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with George Gaethke

Creator:
Gaethke, George, 1898-  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  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
Bertrand, Ray, 1909-  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
26 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Sept. 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of George Gaethke conducted 1964 Sept 26 by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Gaethke speaks of his background and art training in California and Chicago; his work on the Coit Tower murals; working on a mosaic under the Federal Art Project; printmaking under the FAP; his post-FAP career. He recalls Maxine Albro and Ray Bertrand.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, mosaicist, mural painter; San Francisco, Calif.
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
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gaethk64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gaethk64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Louisa Etcheverry

Creator:
King, Louisa Anne Etcheverry, 1911-1966  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Sept. 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louisa Etcheverry conducted 1964 Sept. 23 by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Louisa Anne Etcheverry King (1911-1966) was a mosaicist from California.
General:
Interviews of Eugenia Everett (10/14/64), and Leon Saulter (11/19/64) conducted by B. Hoag are also on this tape.
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:
Mosaicists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.etchev64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-etchev64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Helen and Margaret Bruton

Interviewee:
Bruton, Helen, 1898-1985  Search this
Bruton, Margaret, 1894-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbrach√©, Lewis  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 December 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Helen and Margaret Bruton conducted by Lewis Ferbraché on 1964 December 4 for the Archives of American art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Bruton is a painter, mosaicist and mural painter. Margaret Bruton is a painter and mosaicist.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 27 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California  Search this
Etchers -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Tiles  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bruton64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bruton64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames

Interviewee:
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975  Search this
Creator:
Ames, Jean Goodwin, 1903-1986  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ames65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Maxine Albro and Parker Hall

Interviewee:
Albro, Maxine, 1903-1966  Search this
Hall, Parker  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Allied Artists Guild  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Bertrand, Ray, 1909-  Search this
Gaethke, George, 1898-  Search this
Neininger, Urban  Search this
O'Higgins, Pablo, 1904-  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
44 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 July 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Maxine Albro and Parker Hall conducted by Mary McChesney on 1964 July 27 for the Archives of American Art.
Albro speaks of her educational background including her work with Paul O'Higgins and as an assistant to Diego Rivera; of fresco and mosaic techniques; her mural at Coit Tower for the Public Works of Art Project; mosaics at San Francisco State College; her relationship with George Gaethke, Urban Neininger, Ralph Stackpole, Bernard Zakheim, and others; the Allied Artists Guild; the influence of the Federal Art Project on her career; and Ray Bertrand's lithography project. Parker Hall comments on his fresco at Coit Tower and other projects. Also present at the interview is Robert McChesney.
Biographical / Historical:
Maxine Albro (1903-1966) was a mural painter and mosaicist in Carmel, California. Her husband, Parker Hall, is a mural painter.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 26 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 available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California  Search this
Lithographers -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.albro64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-albro64
Online Media:

Mary Dill Henry papers

Creator:
Henry, Mary, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1990
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; 28 color photographs and 67 slides of Henry's work; exhibition list; 3 letters; receipts; magazine and newspaper clippings; and exhibition announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, designer, mosaicist; California and Seattle, Wash.
Provenance:
Donated by Artemas A. Ginzton, Henry's friend and patron.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Designers -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.henrmary
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-henrmary

Paul G. and Alberta Babcock papers

Creator:
Babcock, Paul G.  Search this
Babcock, Alberta von Ottenfeld, 1910-1992  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (circa 40 items on 1 partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
1930-1965
Scope and Contents:
This microfilmed scrapbook contains photographs of Paul and Alberta Babcock and their work; reproductions of paintings; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul G. Babcock (1905-1976) was a painter, muralist, and mosaic artist in California. He was known for mosaic murals, portraits, still-life and desert scenes. During the depression he was employed on the Federal Art Project and created murals for public projects with his wife Alberta von Ottenfeld.

Alberta von Ottenfeld Babcock (1910-1922) was a muralist, painter, and educator in California. She worked for Disneyland, MGM Studios, and Warner Brothers. She and her husband Paul created murals for public WPA projects as well as for companies and private clients.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the oral history interview with Paul and Alberta von Ottenfeld Babcock, 1965 May 1.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1965 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Babcock.
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
Educators -- California  Search this
Mosaicists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- California  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Paul G. and Alberta Babcock papers. Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Babcock. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.babcpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-babcpaul

Christine J. Abel printed material relating to Helen Forbes

Creator:
Abel, Christine Jeannette, 1890-1970  Search this
Names:
Forbes, Helen, 1891-1945  Search this
Extent:
8 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1940
Scope and Contents:
Clippings about painter and muralist Helen Forbes, one of which concentrates on Forbes's demonstration of principles of mosaic, and 2 photographs of works of art by Forbes.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Forbes was a painter and mosaicist, San Francisco and Palo Alto, Calif.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Christine J. Abel.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.abelchri
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-abelchri

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