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Oral history interview with Robert Watts Hudgens, 1965 June 1

Interviewee:
Hudgens, Robert Watts, 1896-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  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
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12477
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213578
AAA_collcode_hudgen65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213578

Charles Hapgood papers

Creator:
Hapgood, Charles  Search this
Names:
Collier, John, 1884-1968  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Hudgens, Robert Watts, 1896-1973  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1950
Summary:
The papers of educator and arts administrator Charles Hapgood measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1938 to 1950. The majority of the collection relates to Hapgood's role as the executive secretary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Crafts Commission working to establish a national crafts plan. The collection includes correspondence, reports, notes on meetings and conferences, and research material in files for William Boogar, John Collier (Commissioner of Indian Affairs), René d'Harnoncourt, R. W. Hudgens (Farm Security Administration), Mary LaFollette, Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Wood, and others.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of educator and arts administrator Charles Hapgood measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1938 to 1950. The majority of the collection relates to Hapgood's role as the executive secretary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Crafts Commission working to establish a national crafts plan. The collection includes correspondence, reports, notes on meetings and conferences, and research material in files for William Boogar, John Collier (Commissioner of Indian Affairs), René d'Harnoncourt, R. W. Hudgens (Farm Security Administration), Mary LaFollette, Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Wood, and others.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Hapgood (1904-1982) was an educator and arts administrator in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Hapgood was born to writers Hutchins Hapgood and Neith Boyce. In 1929, he received a master's degree in history from Harvard University. From the mid-1940s to 1967, he taught history at several colleges including Keystone College, Springfield College, and New England College. In the years before World War II Hapgood served as executive secretary of the Crafts Commission under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, working to establish a national crafts plan that would operate similarly to the Federal Art Project. The efforts of the Craft Commission came to a standstill, however, with the outbreak of the war.

Hapgood died in 1982 in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is an interview with Miriam Hapgood DeWitt conducted 1987-1988, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The collection was transferred from the NCFA Library, Smithsonian Institution on June 6, 1979.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
American studio craft movement  Search this
Citation:
Charles Hapgood papers, 1938-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hapgchar
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dd6250dd-9c8c-4c25-9a3c-565f7d0e99f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hapgchar

Oral history interview with Robert Watts Hudgens

Creator:
Hudgens, Robert Watts, 1896-1973  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Names:
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 June 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Watts Hudgens conducted by Richard Doud.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Watts Hudgens was an art administrator in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
General:
Sound has been lost on tape reel; reel discarded.
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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hudgen65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99dfd7507-b6cf-4e45-bd3c-5c578081123e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hudgen65

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