Oral history interview with Louis Bunce

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bunce65
Creators:
Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 October 29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
26 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Louis Bunce conducted 1965 October 29, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bunce speaks of his early art training; WPA mural projects he was involved in; the Northwest art scene in the 1930s; his WPA colleagues; how subject matter was selected for the murals; public perception of the project; the dispersal of the work produced by the Federal Art Project; leaving the Northwest, going to New York and getting on the mural project there; and the project's impact on the careers of artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Louis Bunce (1907-1983) was a painter, printmaker, educator, and mural painter in Portland, Oregon.

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 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Use requires an appointment.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- Oregon -- Portland Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Oregon Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Oregon Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Oregon -- Portland Occupation 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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Washington, D.C. 20001
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