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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection

Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Federal Art Project -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Art Project. Easel Division  Search this
Federal Art Project. Graphic Arts Division  Search this
Federal Art Project. Poster Division  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.) -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (U.S.) -- Photographs  Search this
Harlem Art Center  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977  Search this
Arenal, Luis  Search this
Barthé, Richmond, 1901-1989  Search this
Benson, John Howard, 1901-1956  Search this
Berger, Andrew  Search this
Blanch, Lucile, 1895-1981  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne, 1909-1999  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Brann, Louise, 1906-  Search this
Burke, Selma, 1900-  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Calapai, Letterio, 1902-1993  Search this
Chodorow, Eugene, 1910-2000  Search this
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Dehn, Virginia E. (Virginia Engleman), 1922-2005  Search this
Ennis, George Pearse, d. 1936  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Goodman, Bertram, 1904-1988  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Herman, Andrew  Search this
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Horn, Sol  Search this
Hovell, Joseph, 1897-  Search this
Karp, William, 1905-  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-1981  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Robbins, David  Search this
Seltzer, Leo, 1916-  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
12.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920-1965
bulk 1935-1942
Summary:
The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection dates from circa 1920-1965, with the bulk of the records spanning the active years of the Federal Art Project (FAP), 1935-1942. The collection comprises 12.4 linear feet of mostly photographic prints and negatives that document primarily artwork produced by artists employed by the FAP. A smaller number of photographs also document other programs of the FAP, such as art classes and community centers, exhibitions by children and adults, artwork installed in public buildings, project divisions, and demonstrations of art processes by FAP artists.
Scope and Content Note:
The Federal Art Project (FAP), Photographic Division collection dates from circa 1920-1965, with the bulk of the records spanning the active years of the FAP: 1935-1942. The collection comprises 12.4 linear feet of photographic prints and negatives, including photos of FAP artists and the artwork created by them, and other activities of the FAP in communities throughout New York City and other states. Photographers include Andrew Herman, Sol Horn, David Robbins, Leo Seltzer, and others.

Artist files comprise three-quarters of the collection and consist primarily of photographs of artwork, as well as scattered photos of artists at work, including: Charles Alston, Luis Arenal, Richmond Barthe, John Benson, Andrew Berger, Lucille Blanch, Lucienne Bloch, Ilya Bolotowsky, Luise Brann, Selma Burke, Letterio Calapai, Eugene Chodorow, Francis Criss, Stuart Davis, Adolf Dehn, Virginia Dehn, Jose de Rivera, George Pearse Ennis, Philip Evergood, Eugenie Gershoy, Bertram Goodman, Arshile Gorky, Marion Greenwood, Philip Guston, Donal Hord, Joseph Hovell, William Karp, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Edward Laning, Julian Levi, Audrey McMahon, Elizabeth Olds, Anton Refregier, Will Shuster, William Zorach, and others.

The remainder of the collection consists of files documenting related activities and programs of the FAP, arranged by subject. The bulk of these files document the activities of the New York City FAP, including free art classes and art exhibitions for adults and children, exhibitions at the Harlem Art Center, and the work of FAP branches including the Easel Division, the Graphic Arts Division, and the Poster Division.

Other subjects documented include federal and community art centers in eleven states, most extensively Washington State; other WPA projects such as the Federal Theater Project, the Federal Music Project, and the Federal Writers' Project; buildings decorated with FAP artwork; art processes as demonstrated by FAP artists; special events; and people involved with the FAP, including director Holger Cahill.

One folder contains images that appear to have been taken by Berenice Abbott for the exhibition Changing New York (1935), for the Museum of the City of New York in collaboration with the WPA.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Artist Files, circa 1920-1965 (Boxes 1-24; 9.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Subject Files, 1934-1956 (Boxes 25-32; 2.8 linear feet)
Historical Note:
The Federal Art Project (FAP) was one of the Depression-era work-relief programs of the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). The program was founded in August 1935 to provide employment for artists and to implement visual arts programs in local communities across the country.

Together with the Federal Music Project, the Federal Theater Project, and the Federal Writers' Project, the FAP formed part of the WPA's Federal Project No. 1. The WPA became the Work Projects Administration in 1939 when it fell under the administrative hand of the newly created Federal Works Agency; concurrently the Federal Art Project was officially re-named the Federal Art Program.

Under the direction of Holger Cahill, the goals of the FAP fell into three main areas: production of artwork, art education through art classes and community centers, and art research through the Index of American Design. During the course of the program, artists created murals and other works of art for many non-Federal government buildings such as schools, hospitals, and libraries. Separate photographic divisions were set up in several states, most notably in New York City, to document the work of artists employed by the program, activities in art education such as classes for children and adults, community center outreach programs, and other "Federal 1" projects, including the Federal Theater and Music Projects. Employees of the photographic division were also involved in other assignments, such as creating exhibitions and photo murals.

The Federal Art Project ended in 1943.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are related collections, including the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records, 1935-1948. Additional FAP records are held by the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C.
Provenance:
The collection was anonymously donated to the Archives of American Art in the late 1950s.
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.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Children's art  Search this
Photography  Search this
Art -- United States -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- United States -- Study and teaching -- Photographs  Search this
Art centers  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Photographs  Search this
Theater and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Music and state -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Function:
Programs (organizations)
Agencies
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fedeartp14
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Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91f0216d7-ed8e-4482-8128-6def41dbe367
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedeartp14
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Oral history interview with James W. Washington Jr

Interviewee:
Washington, James W., 1911-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  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 October 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James W. Washington, Jr. conducted 1965 October 13, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Washington discusses his participation in the Mississippi Art Project, the effect it had on his career, and government sponsorship of the arts in general. He recalls segregation in the Mississippi art world.
Biographical / Historical:
James W. Washington Jr. (1911-2000) was a painter and sculptor from Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 31 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
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.washin65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw926bec870-50c2-4c36-835d-02ff356b836d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-washin65

Robert Bruce Inverarity papers, circa 1840s-1997

Creator:
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999  Search this
Subject:
Deutsch, Hilda  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Morris, Carl  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Or.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Utah)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Iowa)  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Photographs
Drawings
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions, 1918-1945 -- Washington (State)
Citation:
Robert Bruce Inverarity papers, circa 1840s-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Puppet theater  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Washington (State)  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Washington (State)  Search this
Art and state -- Washington (State)  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6796
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208923
AAA_collcode_inverobe
Theme:
New Deal
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208923
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Selected Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records from the United States National Archives (microfilm), 1935-1948

Creator:
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Rourke, Constance  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Federal Art Project. National Art Week  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Writers' Project (U.S.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1935-1945
Citation:
Selected Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration records from the United States National Archives (microfilm), 1935-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Art and state -- United States  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9777
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212199
AAA_collcode_fedeartp09
Theme:
New Deal
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212199

Correspondence and printed material relating to National Art Week, 1940-1941

Creator:
Hough, Halley Brewster Savery  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Federal Art Project. National Art Week  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- Washington (State)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Washington (State)
Citation:
Correspondence and printed material relating to National Art Week, 1940-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Washington (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Washington (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Washington (State)  Search this
Art and state -- Washington (State)  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9833
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212307
AAA_collcode_houghall
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212307

Douglas C. Nicholson photographs of mural, 1939

Creator:
Nicholson, Douglas Cornwall, 1907-1975  Search this
Subject:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Citation:
Douglas C. Nicholson photographs of mural, 1939. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Washington (State) -- Photographs  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Washington State -- Photographs  Search this
Art and state -- Washington State -- Photographs  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9860
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212360
AAA_collcode_nichdoug
Theme:
New Deal
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212360

Oral history interview with Ernest Ralph Norling, 1964 Oct. 30

Interviewee:
Norling, Ernest R. (Ernest Ralph), 1892-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ernest Ralph Norling, 1964 Oct. 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- Washington -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13113
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213689
AAA_collcode_norlin64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213689
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ernest Ralph Norling

Creator:
Norling, Ernest R. (Ernest Ralph), b.1892  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Oct. 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ernest Ralph Norling conducted 1964 Oct. 30 by Dorothy Bestor for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Ernest Ralph Norling (b. 1892) was a painter and illustrator in Seattle, Wash.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 27 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 -- Washington -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.norlin64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw979cad1e6-2d85-4b3b-80b1-babe9be866ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-norlin64
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Oral history interview with James Herbert Fitzgerald and Margaret Tomkins, 1965 Oct. 27

Interviewee:
FitzGerald, James Herbert, 1910-  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Tomkins, Margaret, 1916-  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with James Herbert Fitzgerald and Margaret Tomkins, 1965 Oct. 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Muralists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12432
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213585
AAA_collcode_fitzge65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213585
Online Media:

Oral history interview with James Herbert Fitzgerald and Margaret Tomkins

Interviewee:
FitzGerald, James, 1910-  Search this
Tomkins, Margaret, 1916-  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings, 5 in.)
12 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 Oct. 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James Fitzgerald conducted 1965 Oct. 27, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Speaks of his work with Thomas Hart Benton; his work for the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP); his work on the murals at the Department of Justice with Boardman Robinson; and work on other Work Progress Administration art programs in Washington state. Fitzgerald's wife, artist Margaret Tomkins, is present during the interview and comments periodically.
Biographical / Historical:
James Fitzgerald (1910- ) is a painter and mural painter from Washington state.
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:
Muralists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.fitzge65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94c77e4c0-d4ec-4195-9216-32f02065fa1e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fitzge65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fay Chong

Interviewee:
Chong, Fay  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 14-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fay Chong conducted 1965 February 14-20, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Chong speaks of working for the WPA Federal Art Project (FAP); printmaking methods used; the effect of the FAP on the city of Seattle and on artists; and his post-FAP career.
Biographical / Historical:
Fay Chong (1912-1973) was a Chinese American painter and printmaker based in Seattle, Washington. Chong was born in Kwangtung, China in 1912. He came to Seattle in 1920.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 35 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:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Asian American artists -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chong65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99f7caf79-b8a6-4fbb-959e-2ff905e92d48
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chong65
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Oral history interview with Robert Oliver Engard, 1965 November 26

Interviewee:
Engard, Robert Oliver, 1915-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Spokane Art Center  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Oliver Engard, 1965 November 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Lithographers -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12120
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213443
AAA_collcode_engard65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213443
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Earl T. Fields, 1965 June 9

Interviewee:
Fields, Earl T., 1900-  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Group of Twelve (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Earl T. Fields, 1965 June 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12273
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213461
AAA_collcode_fields65
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213461
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Earl T. Fields

Interviewee:
Fields, Earl T., 1900-  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Group of Twelve (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings, 7 in.)
9 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Earl T. Fields conducted 1965 June 9, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art. Speaks of his work for the Federal Art Project and later, as the official photographer for the Seattle Art Museum. Fields mentions the work of his father, Grant Wood. He discusses the friction within the WPA and criticisms of the WPA.
Biographical / Historical:
Earl T. Fields (1900- ) was a painter and photographer from Seattle, Wash. Fields was a member of the Seattle area progressive artists' collective known as the "Group of Twelve."
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 -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.fields65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975a23989-f677-467b-8cb9-8b5d15408b76
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fields65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Oliver Engard

Interviewee:
Engard, Robert Oliver, 1915-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Spokane Art Center  Search this
Extent:
26 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 November 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Engard conducted 1965 November 26, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project. Engard discusses the Spokane Art Center where he taught lithography in 1939 and 1941.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Oliver Engard (1915-2003) was a painter and printmaker from Spokane, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 42 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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Lithographers -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.engard65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw954b162d6-06f0-46e2-a880-e9cc4c197d64
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-engard65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Don G. Abel, 1965 June 10

Interviewee:
Abel, Donald G.  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Hinckley, Robert H.  Search this
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd  Search this
Inverarity, Robert Bruce  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Don G. Abel, 1965 June 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11611
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213248
AAA_collcode_abel65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213248
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Oral history interview Opal R. Fleckenstein, 1965 Nov. 19 and 20

Interviewee:
Fleckenstein, Opal R., 1911-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Anderson, Guy  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview Opal R. Fleckenstein, 1965 Nov. 19 and 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11617
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213463
AAA_collcode_flecke65
Theme:
Women
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213463

Oral history interview with Dale Goss, 1965 June 2

Interviewee:
Goss, Dale M., 1910-  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dale Goss, 1965 June 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11794
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213493
AAA_collcode_goss65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213493

Oral history interview with Erna Gunther, 1965 Apr. 23

Interviewee:
Gunther, Erna, 1896-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Erna Gunther, 1965 Apr. 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Anthropologists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11966
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216475
AAA_collcode_gunthe65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216475
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Oral history interview with Erna Gunther

Interviewee:
Gunther, Erna, 1896-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings: (40 min.), 5 in.)
15 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 Apr. 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Erna Gunther conducted 1965 Apr. 23, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Gunther speaks of her interest in Indian arts and crafts and her career teaching anthropology at the University of Washington; a joint project conducted by the Federal Art Project and the Washington State Museum to create Indian dioramas; and her opinions on federal support for the arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Erna Gunther (b. 1896) was an anthropologist from Seattle, Wash.
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
Indian art  Search this
Anthropologists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gunthe65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96e872573-7893-4a7e-82d1-78094912b867
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gunthe65
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