Oral history interview with Victor Alessandro

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.alessa65
Creators:
Alessandro, Victor
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 May 12
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
21 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Victor Alessandro conducted 1965 May 12, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Alessandro describes his work as conductor of the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra under the Federal Music Project, and he discusses the value of Work Projects Administration art programs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Victor Alessandro (1915-1976) was the Symphony conductor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. and San Antonio, Texas. Worked under the Federal Music Project.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 (frames 250-272) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
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 1 digital wav file. Duration is 46 minutes.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the performing arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- Oklahoma Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conductors (Music) -- Oklahoma -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Music Project (Okla.) 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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