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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chong65

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

Interviewee:
Abel, Donald G.  Search this
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
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
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Harry Bonath, 1965 April 3

Interviewee:
Bonath, Harry, 1903-1976  Search this
Bonath, Harry, 1903-1976  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
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11638
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213325
AAA_collcode_bonath65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213325

Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn, 1965 May 24

Interviewee:
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996  Search this
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Graves, Morris  Search this
Elshin, Jacob Alexander  Search this
Cumming, William  Search this
Chong, Fay  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Chinese American art  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12153
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213368
AAA_collcode_chinn65
Theme:
Asian American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213368

Oral history interview with William Cumming, 1965 April 3

Interviewee:
Cumming, William  Search this
Cumming, William  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Guy  Search this
Elshin, Jacob Alexander  Search this
Farwell, Denise  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Inverarity, Robert Bruce  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213383
AAA_collcode_cummin65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213383

Oral history interview with Jacob Alexander Elshin, 1965 April 21-22

Interviewee:
Elshin, Jacob Alexander, 1891-1976  Search this
Elshin, Jacob Alexander, 1891-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Inverarity, Robert Bruce  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12775
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213441
AAA_collcode_elshin65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213441

Oral history interview with Robert Oliver Engard, 1965 November 26

Interviewee:
Engard, Robert Oliver, 1915-2003  Search this
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
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 Joy Yeck Fincke, 1964 Jan. 9

Interviewee:
Fincke, Joy Yeck  Search this
Fincke, Joy Yeck  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Barela, PatrociƱo  Search this
Hunter, Russell Vernon  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13225
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213453
AAA_collcode_fincke64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213453

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

Interviewee:
Fields, Earl T., 1900-  Search this
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
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
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 Opal R. Fleckenstein, 1965 Nov. 19 and 20

Interviewee:
Fleckenstein, Opal R., 1911-1996  Search this
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
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  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
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
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 Wellington Groves, 1965 Apr. 23

Interviewee:
Groves, Wellington  Search this
Groves, Wellington  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  Search this
Subject:
Inverarity, Robert Bruce  Search this
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
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)12815
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213535
AAA_collcode_groves65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213535

Oral history interviews with Robert Bruce Inverarity, 1964 Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Interviewee:
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999  Search this
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Wash.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
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)12050
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213582
AAA_collcode_invera64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213582

Oral history interview with James Herbert Fitzgerald and Margaret Tomkins, 1965 Oct. 27

Interviewee:
FitzGerald, James Herbert, 1910-  Search this
FitzGerald, James Herbert, 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
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 Ernest Ralph Norling, 1964 Oct. 30

Interviewee:
Norling, Ernest R. (Ernest Ralph), 1892-1974  Search this
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
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 Malcolm Roberts, 1965 May 26

Interviewee:
Roberts, Malcolm M., 1913-1990  Search this
Roberts, Malcolm M., 1913-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  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
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13332
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213750
AAA_collcode_robert65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213750

Oral history interview with Sarah Spurgeon, 1963 October 3

Interviewee:
Spurgeon, Sarah, 1903-  Search this
Spurgeon, Sarah, 1903-  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  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
Women painters -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12409
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213867
AAA_collcode_spurge63
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213867

Oral history interview with Marijane Warren, 1965 November 12

Interviewee:
Warren, Marijane  Search this
Warren, Marijane  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  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
Women painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12950
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213966
AAA_collcode_warren65
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213966

Oral history interview with James W. Washington Jr, 1965 October 13

Interviewee:
Washington, James W. (James Winston), 1911-2000  Search this
Washington, James W. (James Winston), 1911-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-  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
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
Theme:
African American  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11483
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213969
AAA_collcode_washin65
Theme:
African American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213969

Oral history interview with Erna Gunther, 1965 Apr. 23

Interviewee:
Gunther, Erna, 1896-1982  Search this
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
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
Online Media:

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