Oral history interview with Arnold Blanch

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.blanch64
Creators:
Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 November 4
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
15 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Arnold Blanch conducted by Joseph Trovato on 1964 November 4 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Blanch speaks of his background and training at the Art Students League; his work on three post office murals for the Federal Art Project; the effect of the FAP on artists; the politics of the FAP; accusations of communism against Blanch and others; government support for the arts; and Blanch's personal art collection.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Arnold Blanch (1896-1968) was a mural painter in Woodstock, New York.

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 on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 37 min.

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

Keywords
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Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- New York -- Woodstock -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal Art Project (N.Y.) 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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