Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Adams
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.adams64
Creators:
Adams, Kenneth M.
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 April 23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
21 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Kenneth Miller Adams conducted 1964 April 23, by Sylvia Glidden Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Adams discusses his involvement with federal art projects in Taos, New Mexico, including easel painting and mural painting for the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP) and the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). He describes the contracts and methods of TRAP; he recalls Gustave Baumann, George Biddle, Emil J. Bisttram, Raymond Jonson, Willard Nash, and other associated with the federal projects of the WPA. He also reflects on his role as artist-in-residence at the University of New Mexico.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kenneth M. Adams (1897-1966) was a painter, mural painter, and educator from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 51 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- New Mexico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public art -- New Mexico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Baumann, Gustave, 1881-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biddle, George, 1885-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nash, Willard Ayer, 1898-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treasury Relief Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (N.M.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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