Oral history interview with Dorothy Cravath

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cravat64
Creators:
Cravath, Dorothy, 1901-1974
Martin, Minette
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 May 13-27
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
11 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Dorothy Cravath conducted 1964 May 13 - 27, by Minette Martin for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Interview conducted at the home of Leota Molten in Berkeley, California. Cravath speaks of her youth and art education at the California School of Fine Arts; painting murals for the Federal Art Project; and restoring the murals at Coit Tower. She recalls Diego Rivera and discusses his influence on muralists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dorothy Cravath (1901-1974) was a mural painter in San Francisco, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
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 55 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art students -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts 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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