Oral history interview with Andrew Chinn

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.chinn65
Creators:
Chinn, Andrew, 1915-1996
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 May 24
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
27 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Andrew Chinn conducted 1965 May 24, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art. Chinn speaks of his memories of the Federal Art Project in Washington state; how the program affected Seattle as an art center; and he recalls other artists involved in the project: Fay Chong, William Cumming, Jacob Elshin, and Morris Graves.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Andrew Chinn (1915-1996) was a painter in Seattle, Washington.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 (frames 805-833) 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 1 hr., 2 min.

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

Keywords
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Art and state -- Washington (State) -- Seattle Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asian American artists -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese American artists -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Graves, Morris, 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elshin, Jacob Alexander, 1891-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cumming, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chong, Fay Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Wash.) 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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