Oral history interview with Dewey Albinson

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.albins65
Creators:
Albinson, Dewey, 1898-1971
Nagle, Virginia
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 October 27
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
54 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Dewey Albinson conducted 1965 October 27, by Virginia Nagle, for the Archives of American Art. Albinson describes his position as supervisor of Projects for the Minnesota State Department of Education. He speaks of the Minneapolis Handicraft Project; crafts by American Indians; artists and communism in New York City; Federal Art Project murals in St. Paul, Minnesota; and his relationship with Frances Densmore, Floyd Dell, Roland Mousseau, Will Norman, Benett Swanson, Forbes Watson, Charles Wells, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dewey Albinson (1898-1971) was an art administrator and painter from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 34 min.

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

Keywords
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Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- Minnesota Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft -- Minnesota Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Minnesota -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mousseau, Ronald Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Norman, Will Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swanson, Ben (Bennet) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wells, Charles, d. 1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Minn.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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