Oral history interview with Herbert J. Brown

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.brown65
Creators:
Brown, Herbert J.
Swift, Geoffrey
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 November 29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
28 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Herbert J. Brown conducted 1965 November 29, by Geoffrey Swift, for the Archives of American Art. Brown speaks of his background in music, duties in the Federal Art Project of Massachusetts, artists and their works associated with the Project, the Index of American Design, and government support of artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Herbert J. Brown was an art administrator from Natick, Massachusetts. Assistant State Director for Federal Art Project, Massachusetts.

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 47 min.

Keywords
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Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Natick -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal art project (Mass.) 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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