Oral history interview with Beniamino Bufano

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bufano64
Creators:
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970
McChesney, Mary Fuller
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 October 4
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
27 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Beniamino Bufano conducted 1964 October 4 by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bufano speaks of his work at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1915; other early sculpture work; other media he worked in early in his career; his education; bureaucratic and political problems and scandals in the later years of the project; the politics that surround the placement of statues; President Kennedy's programs for the arts; the future of federally supported art programs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Beniamino Bufano (1898-1970) was a sculptor in San Francisco, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
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 7 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 39 min.

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

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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