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Oral history interview with Donal Hord, 1964 June 25-30

Interviewee:
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11955
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213573
AAA_collcode_hord64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213573
Online Media:

Donal Hord papers, 1936-1950

Creator:
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9432
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211630
AAA_collcode_horddona
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211630

Oral history interview with Donal Hord

Interviewee:
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 June 25-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Donal Hord conducted 1964 June 25-30, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art.
Hord speaks of his sculpture work for the Federal Art Project in San Diego; his early training and travel; his interest in Indian subject matter; the influence of Mexican art; his stone carvings; and his techniques and materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; San Diego, Calif.
General:
Sound quality is poor.
Unrelated interviews conducted by Betty Hoag are also on these tapes, including Belle Baranceanu and Hilda Preibisius, and James M. and Helen Bess Clarke.
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:
Sculptors -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hord64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hord64

Oral history interview with Homer Dana

Interviewee:
Dana, Homer, 1900-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Baker, George  Search this
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Extent:
16 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 July 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Homer Dana conducted 1964 July 30, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art.
Dana speaks of his background and training in sculpture; meeting and working with Donal Hord; his sculpture techniques; statues that he, Hord, and George Baker produced for the city of San Diego; problems with various materials used for sculpture; the effect of the Federal Art Project on his career and the careers of others.
Biographical / Historical:
Homer Dana (1900-1987) was a sculptor in San Diego, California. Worked on the Federal Art Project during the Depression.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 45 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: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dana64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dana64

Donal Hord papers

Creator:
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
70 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1936-1950
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook containing clippings relating to Hord's sculptures and their dedications; correspondence relating to commissions, especially the aztec statue commissioned for San Diego State College through the Federal Arts Project and to a sculpture for the Musueum of Modern Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; participated in WPA Southern California program.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Donal Hord.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.horddona
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-horddona

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:

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 and state -- United States -- 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
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
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedeartp14
Online Media:

Mexican Beggar, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Culture:
Mexican  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1971.447.37
Date:
Ca. 1935-1939
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Beggar  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08580727
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_112687

To Reap Man Must Sow, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Founder:
Medallic Art Company  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Medal
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1972.167.16
Date:
1950
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08580728
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_112688

C. C. C. Workers, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Plaster or concrete (?)
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
South Pasadena Jr. High School Oak and Fair Streets South Pasadena California
Date:
1934
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Labor  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04020072
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27692

Man and Machine, Wheel Culture, (sculpture)

Title:
Wheel of Industry, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Figure: cast concrete; Base: cast concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
On loan to Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles California 90007
Lent by United States Government
Located Storage yard at 30th & Grand Los Angeles California
Date:
1934
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Industry  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04020074
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_27694

San Diego Civic Centre Fountain and Donal Hord, sculptor

Author:
United States Work Projects Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project of Southern California  Search this
Subject:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Physical description:
21 leaves : chiefly ill., port. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
San Diego
Date:
1939
[1939?]
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H794 S19
N40.1.H794S19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_145383

To Reap, Man Must Sow, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Medal
Owner/Location:
National Gallery of Art Fourth Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20565
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Landscape--Garden  Search this
Allegory  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08260153
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_463608

Society of Medalists - 41st Issue: Man Must Sow to Reap, (sculpture)

Title:
Man Must Sow to Reap, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Medal
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Notre Dame Snite Museum of Art Notre Dame Indiana 46556
Date:
1950
Topic:
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Object--Vegetable--Corn  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Control number:
IAS 14100035
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_300496

Seated Indian Woman, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Stone
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 3771.43
Date:
1941
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280159
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_303766

Spring Stirring, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: black granite; Base: stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California - San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography 8602 La Jolla Shores Drive La Jolla California 92093
Date:
1948
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Allegory--Season--Spring  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000194
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_317925

Man Must Sow to Reap, (sculpture)

Title:
Society of Medalists - 41st Issue, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Medal
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Harvard University Fogg Museum 32 Quincy Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 Accession Number: 1950.51
Date:
1950
Topic:
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAS 20780166
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332405

Aztec Woman, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Stone
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Diego State University San Diego California 92182
Date:
1935
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Ethnic--Aztec  Search this
Control number:
IAS 78090028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_365328

Sand Wind, (sculpture)

Title:
Desert Sand Wind, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Lignum vitae wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Wind  Search this
Allegory--Place--Deserts  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36270107
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_294307

The Corn Goddess, (sculpture)

Title:
Corn Woman, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles California 90036 Accession Number: M.55.4
Date:
By 1942
Topic:
Mythology--American Indian  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Object--Vegetable--Corn  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75000559
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_1019

Winnebago Lady, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Hord, Donal 1902-1966  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Paine Art Center and Arboretum 1410 Algoma Boulevard Oshkosh Wisconsin 54901
Date:
1955
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75008944
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_15271

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