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Oral history interview with Ina Sizer Cassidy, 1964 February 13

Interviewee:
Cassidy, Ina Sizer, 1869-1965  Search this
Cassidy, Ina Sizer, 1869-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Cassidy, Gerald  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (N.M.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13229
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213357
AAA_collcode_cassid64
Theme:
Women
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213357

Oral history interview with Ina Sizer Cassidy

Interviewee:
Cassidy, Ina Sizer, 1869-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Cassidy, Gerald, 1879-1934  Search this
Extent:
26 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 February 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ina Sizer Cassidy conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1964 February 13 for the Archives of American Art.
Cassidy speaks of her husband Gerald Cassidy, including his background and education; the arts community in Santa Fe in the 1920s; Cassidy's first involvement in the Public Works of Art Project making murals for a federal building in Santa Fe; his death from carbon monoxide poisoning; and his feelings about the PWAP and about government support for the arts. She speaks of her own painting career and her work as head of the WPA Writers Project in New Mexico.
Biographical / Historical:
Ina Sizer Cassidy (1869-1965) was a painter and writer in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr.
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:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Authors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cassid64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c0ada787-abda-4d63-99fa-94c213d4f694
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cassid64
Online Media:

Federal Writers' Project records relating to art in New Mexico

Creator:
Federal Writers' Project (N.M.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
90 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1938
Scope and Contents:
Manuscripts and printed material relating to art in New Mexico, including: articles about Spanish colonial, Indian, and modern art; about the Taos art colony; Vernon Hunter; art in specific cities; biographical data on several New Mexico artists; lists of artists and newspaper clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
The Federal Writers' Project was established in 1935 under Federal Project No. One of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Its primary objective was to create and provide jobs for the individuals, particularly those of the white collar field, who would have otherwise been left unemployed and destitute. Areas covered on FWP programs include cartography, history, art and a variety of other topics.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1970 by the New Mexico State Records Center.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Function:
Programs (organizations)
Agencies
Identifier:
AAA.fedewrit
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f2d11a8c-ebb7-4bed-9721-35d3691a5313
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedewrit

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