Oral history interview with Lee Brown Coye

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.coye64
Creators:
Coye, Lee Brown, 1907-1981
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 May 26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
9 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Lee Brown Coye conducted 1964 May 26, by Joseph Trovato, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Coye speaks of the development of his style of painting; painting murals in Utica, New York; Thomas Hart Benton's influence on him; the importance of the Federal Art Project on his career and on the lives and work of other artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981) was a painter and mural painter in New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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 21 min.

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (N.Y.) 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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