Oral history interview with Atlee B. Ayres

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ayres65
Creators:
Ayres, Atlee Bernard, 1873-1969
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 May 13
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
25 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Atlee B. Ayres conducted 1965 May 13, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project. Ayres discusses his association with the WPA in San Antonio, Texas, 1934-1935, including his selection of local artists for Public Works of Art Project exhibits, WPA painting and architectural projects, and the growth of the arts in Texas.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Atlee B. Ayres (1873-1969) was a architect in San Antonio, Texas.

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 49 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Texas -- San Antonio Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project (Tex.) 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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