Oral history interview with Nina Perera Collier

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.collie64
Creators:
Collier, Nina Perera
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 October 23
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
34 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Nina Perera Collier conducted 1964 October 23, by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Collier speaks of her background and parental influence; her education at Columbia University; coming to Washington in 1932; working for the Public Works of Art Project on a survey of Indian arts and crafts work; her work for the Index of American Design; work on other Federal Art Project programs; her post-W.P.A. career, including working for the Cultural Relations division of the State Department; going to Bolivia and working on educational programs; her feelings about government support for the arts; political problems with the project; and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nina Perera Collier (1907- ) is an art administrator in Alcade, New Mexico. Worked on various federally supported art programs during the Depression.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 (frames 917-952) 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 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 53 min.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Handicraft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Industries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Index of American Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Columbia University -- Students 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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