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Oral history interview with Herbert J. Brown

Interviewee:
Brown, Herbert J.  Search this
Interviewer:
Swift, Geoffrey  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal art project (Mass.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 November 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herbert J. Brown conducted 1965 November 29, by Geoffrey Swift, for the Archives of American Art. Brown speaks of his background in music, duties in the Federal Art Project of Massachusetts, artists and their works associated with the Project, the Index of American Design, and government support of artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Herbert J. Brown was an art administrator from Natick, Massachusetts. Assistant State Director for Federal Art Project, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 47 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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Natick -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.brown65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brown65

certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Wyman, Albert Uriah  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Allison, John  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
Plate date:
1873-06-10
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015836
Catalog number:
297219.015836
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-6017-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1479422
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Wyman, Albert Uriah  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Allison, John  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
Plate date:
1873-06-10
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015837
Catalog number:
297219.015837
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1479423
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Wyman, Albert Uriah  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Allison, John  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
Plate date:
1873-06-10
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015838
Catalog number:
297219.015838
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1479424
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Gilfillan, James  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Scofield, Glenni William  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
Plate date:
1873-06-10
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015839
Catalog number:
297219.015839
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-b2f8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1479425
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Nebecker, Enos H.  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Rosecrans, William S.  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Depicted:
Garfield, James A.  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
BEP certification date:
1892-08-23
Plate date:
1892-11-03
Series date:
1882
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015840
Catalog number:
297219.015840
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1479426
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Nebecker, Enos H.  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Rosecrans, William S.  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
BEP certification date:
1900-03-29
Plate date:
1892-11-03
Crowdsourcing:
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Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015841
Catalog number:
297219.015841
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-420f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1479427
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Nebecker, Enos H.  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Rosecrans, William S.  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
BEP certification date:
1892-08-23
Plate date:
1892-11-03
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015842
Catalog number:
297219.015842
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-60ae-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1479428
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Nebecker, Enos H.  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Rosecrans, William S.  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Depicted:
Garfield, James A.  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
BEP certification date:
1908-10-07
Plate date:
1892-11-03
Series date:
1882
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015843
Catalog number:
297219.015843
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-4210-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1479429
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Nebecker, Enos H.  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Rosecrans, William S.  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
BEP certification date:
1908-10-16
Plate date:
1892-11-03
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015844
Catalog number:
297219.015844
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-60af-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1479430
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Nebecker, Enos H.  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Rosecrans, William S.  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
BEP certification date:
1908-11-12
Plate date:
1892-11-03
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015845
Catalog number:
297219.015845
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-60b0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1479431
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
McClung, Thomas Lee  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Napier, James Carroll  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Depicted:
Harrison, Benjamin  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
BEP certification date:
1912-10-12
Plate date:
1912-11-03
Series date:
1902
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015846
Catalog number:
297219.015846
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1479432
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
McClung, Thomas Lee  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Napier, James Carroll  Search this
Issuing bank:
Natick National Bank  Search this
Depicted:
McKinley, William  Search this
McCulloch, Hugh  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
BEP certification date:
1912-10-12
Plate date:
1912-11-03
Series date:
1902
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 13  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.015847
Catalog number:
297219.015847
Accession number:
297219
Bank charter number:
2107
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-60b1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1479433
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Puzzle, Yamoto Block Puzzle

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm; 13/32 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in
Object Name:
Puzzle
puzzle
Place made:
Japan
Date made:
ca 1920-1970
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Mathematical Recreations  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Edith R. Meggers
ID Number:
MA.335284
Catalog number:
335284
Accession number:
314637
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-6068-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694576

Framed Photograph

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
matt board (overall material)
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 14 7/8 in x 11 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 37.7825 cm x 30.1625 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Other Terms:
Photograph; Pictures; Photography
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
Date made:
1857- 1908
Credit Line:
Gift of Edith M. May
ID Number:
DL.59.2338D
Catalog number:
59.2338D
Accession number:
222865
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-7d40-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_321570

Baseball, signed by the 1949 Boston Red Sox

Signer:
McCarthy, Joe  Search this
DiMaggio, Dom  Search this
Doerr, Bob  Search this
Maker:
Harwood  Search this
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
wool (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
autographed baseball
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.133
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.133
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
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Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-fec3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1062792
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Baseball, signed by the 1949 New York Yankees

Associated institution:
New York Yankees  Search this
Signer:
DiMaggio, Joe  Search this
Berra, Yogi  Search this
Page, Joe  Search this
Reynolds, Allie  Search this
Brown, Bobby  Search this
Maker:
Harwood  Search this
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
wool (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
autographed baseball
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.125
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.125
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-fc7f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1062793
Online Media:

Baseball, signed by the 1949 New York Giants

Associated institution:
New York Giants  Search this
Maker:
Harwood  Search this
Physical Description:
wool (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
cork (overal material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
autographed baseball
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.137
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.137
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
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Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-fc80-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1062794
Online Media:

Baseball, signed by the 1949 Pittsburgh Pirates

Associated institution:
Pittsburg Pirates  Search this
Maker:
Harwood  Search this
Physical Description:
rubber (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
wool (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
autographed baseball
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.140
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.140
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
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Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-fc82-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1062796
Online Media:

Baseball, signed by the 1949 Cincinnati Reds

Associated institution:
Cincinnati Reds  Search this
Maker:
Harwood  Search this
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
wool (overall material)
horsehide (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball, autographed
autographed baseball
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Natick
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.142
Accession number:
310547
Catalog number:
310547.142
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-110d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1062820
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