Oral history interview with Homer Dana

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dana64
Creators:
Dana, Homer, 1900-1987
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 July 30
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
16 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Homer Dana conducted 1964 July 30, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Dana speaks of his background and training in sculpture; meeting and working with Donal Hord; his sculpture techniques; statues that he, Hord, and George Baker produced for the city of San Diego; problems with various materials used for sculpture; the effect of the Federal Art Project on his career and the careers of others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Homer Dana (1900-1987) was a sculptor in San Diego, California. Worked on the Federal Art Project during the Depression.

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 1 digital wav file. Duration is 45 min.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, American -- California -- San Diego Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baker, George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hord, Donal, 1902-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Calif.) 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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