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Oral history interview with Thomas Cleveland Parker, 1963 Oct. 14-23

Interviewee:
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967  Search this
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
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)12657
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213732
AAA_collcode_parker63
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213732

Oral history interview with Thomas Cleveland Parker

Interviewee:
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1963 Oct. 14-23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Thomas Cleveland Parker conducted by Harlan Phillips between 1963 Oct. 14-Oct. 23 for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Cleveland Parker (1904-1967) was an art administrator in Richmond, Va. Director of the American Federation of Arts, 1940-1952. First director of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Assistant national director of the Works Progress Administration's art project 1935-1940.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 41 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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Virginia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.parker63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parker63

Oral history interview with Adolph Glassgold

Interviewee:
Glassgold, Adolph, 1899-  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Defenbacher, D. S. (Daniel S), 1906-1986  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
McBride, Henry, 1867-1962  Search this
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981  Search this
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967  Search this
Robinson, Edward, 1858-1931  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Dec. 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Adolph Glassgold conducted by Harlan Phillips on 1964 Dec. 9 for the Archives of American Art.
Glassgold speaks of his education; working for the Whitney Museum under Juliana Force; joining the WPA Federal Art Project under Holger Cahill; becoming National Coordinator of the Index of American Design; the IAD's history; his feelings about the success of the Federal Art Project. He recalls Edward Robinson, Forbes Watson, Henry McBride, Holger Cahill, Thomas C. Parker, Juliana Force, Audrey McMahon, and Daniel Defenbacher.
Biographical / Historical:
Art administrator, New York, N.Y.
General:
An interview of Henry Billings conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
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
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.glassg64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-glassg64

Elizabeth Basye Gilmore Holt papers

Creator:
Holt, Elizabeth Basye Gilmore  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.C.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967  Search this
Extent:
11.9 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
0.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1987
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence; a diary; notes; writings; WPA-FAP reports; project files relating to art history research and publications; lecture slides; clippings; and miscellaneous printed material.
REEL 2814: Thirteen letters between Holt, Holger Cahill, and Thomas Parker; and 5 reports concerning WPA-FAP aid for North Carolina artists, 1935-1936.
UNMICROFILMED: A resume; a bibliography; correspondence with colleagues and publishers, 1934-1987; a diary, 1931-1932; college class notes, 1925-1931; teaching and lecture notes; miscellaneous reference notes; term papers by Holt and her students; miscellaneous unpublished manuscripts including "The Origin of Contemporary Art" and "Wandering in Germany," 1933; Holt's Ph.D. dissertation GRAVESTONE EPITAPHS IN AUGSBURG CATHEDRAL, 1507-1517; a dissertation by Jane Van Nimmen; project files containing notes and printed material relating to proposed films "John Brown: A Conscience Aroused," 1974-1979, "Early Art Along the Ohio," 1975, and "The Life of Isaiah Thomas," 1977;
project files containing notes, drafts of manuscripts, photogaphs, and printed material relating to publications DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF ART (Vol. 3), "Sinner, Will You Come to the Highlands of Heaven?," 1975, "Hymns on Stone: Lithographs of the Jacksonian Era," 1946, THE TRIUMPH OF ART FOR THE PUBLIC, 1968-1969, "Pictures to Serve the People," 1971-1975, THE ART OF ALL NATIONS, 1974-1978, and THE EXPANDING WORLD OF ART, 1966-1986; clippings, 1923-1986; printed material; lecture slides; and 4 reels of microfilm of works of art.
ADDITION: Correspondence and writings, ca. 1947-1982.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian, educator, and writer; Washington, D.C., Georgetown, Me. Died 1987.
Provenance:
Items on reel 2814 donated by Holt, 1982. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1988-1991 by her daughter, Elizabeth Holt Muench, and her brother, John A. Gilmore.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Educators  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Women art historians -- North Carolina  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.holteliz
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holteliz

Burt Brown Barker papers

Creator:
Barker, Burt Brown, 1873-1969  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Center (Salem, Or.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Or.)  Search this
Federal Music Project (Or.)  Search this
Baker, Jacob  Search this
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905-  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Danysh, Joseph A., 1906-1982  Search this
Edmonds, T. J.  Search this
Gannon, George H.  Search this
Glass, Carter, 1858-1946  Search this
Lawrence, Ellis F. (Ellis Fuller), 1879-1946  Search this
Mish, Charlotte Roberta, 1903-  Search this
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967  Search this
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (circa 860 items on 1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1935-1938
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Burt Brown Barker papers contain Barker's correspondence as director of the Federal Art Project in Portland, Oregon; reports; memoranda; travel vouchers; lists of artists and art projects; minutes of the Oregon Federal Music Project; a typescript of an article, "The Federal Art Center, Salem, Oregon," and other writings; printed material; and miscellany. Correspondents include Jacob Baker, Frederic Stewart Bartlett, Holger Cahill, Joseph A. Danysh, T. J. Edmonds, George H. Gannon, Carter Glass, Ellis Fuller Lawrence, Charlotte Roberta Mish, Thomas Cleveland Parker, Margery Hoffman Smith, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Burt Brown Barker (1873-1969) was a lawyer and arts administrator in Portland, Oregon. He was director of the Federal Art Project in Portland, president of the Oregan Historical Society, the McLoughlin Memorial Association, and the Herbert Hoover Foundation of Oregon. He also played an active role in the restoration of the John Minthorn House and its transformation into a museum.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Oregon FAP records, 1936-1939.

Willamette University Archives and Special Collections holds the Burt Brown Barker papers, 1890-1935. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library holds the Burt Brown Barker papers, 1885-1976.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1982 by Sarah Munro.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Lawyers -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Burt Brown Barker papers, 1935-1938. Owned by Friends of Timberline. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.barkburt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barkburt

FAP records of Adele Clark

Creator:
Federal Art Project (Va.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Clark, Adèle, 1882-1983  Search this
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967  Search this
Singleton, Thomas  Search this
Extent:
10.5 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
0.6 Linear feet (Reel NDA 2: (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1963
Scope and Contents:
Unmicrofilmed material: Correspondence of Adele Clark, Thomas Parker, and Thomas Singleton; minutes of meetings time sheets and monthly reports; subject files on various FAP projects; photographs; and prints, watercolors, and sketches done by FAP artists. Most of the records relate to the Academy of Sciences and Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., the Big Stone Gap Community Art Center, and the Index of American Design.
Reel NDA 2: Ca. 500 letters, reports, rosters, directives, manuscripts and other materials pertaining to the FAP in Virginia; ca. 135 photographs of administrators, students, works of art, and art exhibitions; ca. 120 pages of sketches by FAP artists; and news clippings, mimeographed programs, and circulars.
Biographical / Historical:
Clark was the Virginia state director of the Federal Art Project (FAP); Parker and Singleton were both directors of the Academy of Sciences and Fine Arts, Richmond, Va. The FAP was a federal relief art program established under Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) which provided work for unemployed artists and craftsmen during the Depression.
Related Materials:
Adele Clark papers; also at: Special Collections, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Provenance:
The donor, Adeline Cox, is the niece of Adele Clark.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Virginia  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Virginia  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- Virginia  Search this
Art and state -- Virginia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fedeartp11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedeartp11

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