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Oral history interview with William Henry Traher, 1964 November 13

Interviewee:
Traher, William Henry, 1908-1984  Search this
Traher, William Henry, 1908-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  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
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Muralists -- Colorado -- Denver -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13101
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213952
AAA_collcode_traher64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213952

Oral history interview with Charles W. White, 1965 March 9

Interviewee:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11484
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213975
AAA_collcode_white65
Theme:
African American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213975

Oral history interview with Julian Williams, 1964 June 14

Interviewee:
Williams, Julian, 1911-  Search this
Williams, Julian, 1911-  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
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Sausalito -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12379
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213978
AAA_collcode_willia64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213978

Oral history interview with Mireille Piazzoni Wood, 1965 June 23

Interviewee:
Wood, Mireille Piazzoni, 1911-2006  Search this
Wood, Mireille Piazzoni, 1911-2006  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
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12161
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213980
AAA_collcode_wood65
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213980

Oral history interview with Milford Zornes, 1965 June 30

Interviewee:
Zornes, James Milford, 1908-2008  Search this
Zornes, James Milford, 1908-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Sheets, Millard  Search this
Chamberlain, F. Tolles  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- Vermont -- Mt. Carmel -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Vermont -- Mt. Carmel -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13222
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213986
AAA_collcode_zornes65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213986

William C. Palmer papers, 1933-1978

Creator:
Palmer, William C. (William Charles), 1906-1987  Search this
Federal Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Palmer, William C. (William Charles), 1906-1987  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Public art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7241
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209389
AAA_collcode_palmwill
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209389

James Watrous papers, [ca. 1933-1966]

Creator:
Watrous, James Scales, 1908-  Search this
Watrous, James Scales, 1908-  Search this
Subject:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Bergman, Frank  Search this
Ballator, John R.  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Sample, Paul  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8607
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210787
AAA_collcode_watrjame
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210787

Austin Purves papers, 1939-1961

Creator:
Purves, Austin, 1900-1977  Search this
Purves, Austin, 1900-1977  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8788
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210971
AAA_collcode_purvausp
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210971

Mitchell Siporin papers, 1913-1990

Creator:
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell, 1910-1976  Search this
Subject:
Cheney, Sheldon  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Millman, Edward  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
War in art  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9408
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211606
AAA_collcode_sipomitc
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211606

Violet Oakley papers, 1841-1981

Creator:
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Subject:
Pennsylvania State Capitol (Harrisburg, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Glass plate negatives
Renderings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Visitors' books
Sketches
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9580
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211781
AAA_collcode_oaklviol
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211781
Online Media:

John Sloan letters and sketch, 1909-1933

Creator:
Sloan, John French, 1871-1951  Search this
Sloan, John French, 1871-1951  Search this
Subject:
Kraushaar, John F.  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9975
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212665
AAA_collcode_sloajohn
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212665

John Thomas Biggers art works, 1940-1967

Creator:
Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001  Search this
Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6813
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208940
AAA_collcode_biggjohn
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208940

Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984

Creator:
Brinley, Putnam, 1879-1963  Search this
Brinley, Katherine Sanger, 1879-1966  Search this
Brinley, Putnam, 1879-1963  Search this
Subject:
Henri, Robert  Search this
Gabay, Esperanza  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest  Search this
Meiere, M. Hildreth  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Euwer, Anthony  Search this
Erskine, John  Search this
Troy, Hugh  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Brinley, Kathrine Sanger  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Diaries
Photographs
Writings
Poetry
Topic:
Muralists -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Authors -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6830
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208957
AAA_collcode_brindani
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Audio - Visual
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208957
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Henry Traher

Creator:
Traher, William Henry, 1908-1984  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 November 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Henry Traher conducted 1964 November 13, by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
William Henry Traher (1908-1984) was a painter and muralist in Denver, Colorado.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 1 min.
Sound quality is poor.
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 -- United States  Search this
Muralists -- Colorado -- Denver -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.traher64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-traher64
Online Media:

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 Milford Zornes

Interviewee:
Zornes, James Milford, 1908-2008  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
Chamberlain, F. Tolles  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
Extent:
31 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Milford Zornes conducted 1965 June 30, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art. Zornes speaks of his childhood; never intending to become an artist until junior college in California; teaching art class; a workshop he is holding in his studio at Mt. Carmel, Utah; studying with Millard Sheets and F. Tolles Chamberlain and their influence; the murals he worked on under the Federal Art Project; being drafted into the army and working as an army artist; working an engineering job at Thule Air Base in Greenland; illustrating books; his thoughts on the Federal Art Project and his experiences with it; and how President and Mrs. Roosevelt chose his watercolors to be permanently housed in the White House. He recalls Maynard Dixon, Robert Ortley[?], Millard Sheets, Tom Craig, F. Tolles Chamberlain, Nelbert Chouinard, William Manker, David Scott, Thomas Beggs, Paul Sample, Sisqueiros, Orozco, Hartley Burr Alexander, George Biddle, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
James Milford Zornes (1908-2008) was a muralist, painter, and illustrator from Mt. Carmel, Vermont.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 46 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 is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- Vermont -- Mt. Carmel -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Vermont -- Mt. Carmel -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.zornes65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zornes65
Online Media:

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 Charles W. White

Interviewee:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  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:
1965 March 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charles Wilbert White conducted 1965 March 9, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art. White speaks of his youth in Chicago and early interest in art; early encounters with racism; his early training in art; working on the Federal Art Project; his U.S. Army service; going to Mexico; his ventures in graphic arts; subject matter which inspires him; coming to California; the politics of government subsidy of the arts; and mural projects he worked on. He recalls Harry Sternberg.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles W. (Wilbert) White (1918-1979) was a painter and educator from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 17 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:
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.white65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-white65
Online Media:

James Watrous papers

Creator:
Watrous, James, 1908-  Search this
Names:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Ballator, John R., 1909-  Search this
Bergman, Frank  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose, 1891-1969  Search this
Sample, Paul, 1896-1974  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1933-1966]
Scope and Contents:
Research and teaching files relating to murals, painted ca. 1933-1966, many for the Public Works of Art Project and Department of the Treasury, and muralists, consisting mainly of two-card indexes listing murals by city and by artist; miscellaneous files on more than 50 artists, many of whom are muralists; a seminar paper by Watrous, "Nineteenth Century Criticism of Degas"; and photographs of murals by Victor Arnautoff, Frank Bergman, John Ballator, Jose Moya Del Pino, and Paul Sample.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mural painter, art historian; Madison, Wisc. Full name is James Scales Watrous.
Provenance:
Donated 1966 by James Watrous.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Wisconsin -- Madison  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Painters -- Wisconsin -- Madison  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.watrjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-watrjame

John Sloan letters and sketch

Creator:
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Names:
Kraushaar, John F., 1871-1946  Search this
Extent:
4 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1909-1933
Scope and Contents:
Letters and sketch.
REEL 3472 (fr. 30-36): A crayon sketch by Sloan on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 1909, signed by other guests Mary Fanton Roberts, Robert and Marjorie Henri, John Butler Yeats, Dolly and Eleanor Sloan, and others.
REEL 3472 (fr. 37-42): Letter to William Woodward, June 24, 1935, soliciting money for the Artists and Writers Dinner Club, to help keep the club open to feed artists in need.
REEL 3472 (fr. 43-50): An illustrated letter to Mr. [John] Kraushaar, July 5, 1919, written from Omaha, Nebraska, en route to Santa Fe, N.M. He writes that he has done "so much setting still in the car, that I'll be glad to try the feel of a brush."
REEL 4391: A letter to "Nat & Estelle," written from New York. Sloan thanks them for their gift of fruit, comments on his etching as a respite from "painting problems which are so many!", the opening and small membership of the 17th annual exhibition of the Independents, and the negative reaction to Diego Rivera's "new Detroit murals," which Sloan finds "magnificent."
UNFILMED: A letter to an unidentified recipient, dated Feb. 1915. Sloan invites an order for some of his prints, and encloses a pamphlet listing prices and showing reproductions of several of his etchings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, illustrator, teacher; New York, N.Y. and Santa Fe, N.M. Member of "The Eight."
Painter; New York, N.Y.
Related Materials:
John Sloan papers, also located at: Helen Farr Sloan Library, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, De.
Provenance:
Letter on reel 3472 (fr. 30-36) donated 1976 by Charles Feinberg, a collector of American art and friend of AAA. Letter reel 3472 (fr. 37-42) donated 1976 by George E. Jordan. Letters on reels 3472 (fr. 43-50) and reel 4391 provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sloajohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sloajohn

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