Oral history interview with Emil Bisttram

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bisttr63
Creators:
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1963 October 17
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
19 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Emil J. Bisttram conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1963 October 17 for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Scope and Contents
Bisttram speaks of his family background; first coming to Taos; his involvement with the Federal Art Project (FAP); his FAP murals; problems with the FAP; the effect of the FAP on public interest in art; and Taos as an art community.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Emil Bisttram (1895-1976) was a mural painter in Taos, New Mexico.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
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 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 42 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- New Mexico Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taos School of Art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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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