Oral history interview with Frederic Stewart Bartlett

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bartle64
Creators:
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905-
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 November 11
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
37 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Frederic Stewart Bartlett conducted 1964 November 11, by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bartlett speaks of his early life in Colorado; his early museum experience at the Denver Art Museum; the art centers started under the New Deal; unnoticed artists of America; the art of the banal; contemporary problems in museums. He recalls Donald Bear, Gladys Caldwell, Frank Mechau and Holger Cahill.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Frederic (Fred) Stewart Bartlett (1905-1988) was a museum director in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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 files. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.

Keywords
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Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum directors -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bear, Donald, 1905-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caldwell, Gladys Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechau, Frank, 1904-1946 Personal 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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