Oral history interview with Douglass Crockwell

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.crockw65
Creators:
Crockwell, Douglass, 1904-1968
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 February 21
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
14 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Douglass Crockwell conducted 1965 February 21, by Joseph S. Trovato, for the Archives of American Art. Crockwell speaks of his role as director of the Hyde Art Collection in Glens Falls, New York; his background and education in commercial art; painting murals; his involvement in the WPA Federal Art Project, and its effect on his career; his work designing magazine covers; and his involvement in filmmaking and animation.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Douglass Crockwell (1904-1968) was a painter, illustrator, and museum director.

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 38 min.

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

Keywords
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Museum directors -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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