Oral history interview with Rollin McNeil Crampton

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.crampt65
Creators:
Crampton, Rollin McNeil, 1886-1970
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 January 29
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Rollin McNeil Crampton conducted 1965 January 29, by Joseph S. Trovato, for the Archives of American Art. Crampton speaks of his work as supervisor of the New York City WPA mural project; selecting muralists and mural sites; how the murals were executed; the effect of the Federal Art Project upon him and his career; his background and early interest in art; and his education at Yale and at the Art Students League. He recalls Burgoyne Diller.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Rollin McNeil Crampton (1886-1970) was an art administrator and painter in both Woodstock and New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 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 files. Duration is 22 min.

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

Keywords
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Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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