Oral history interview with Charles Griffin Farr

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.farr64
Creators:
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-
McChesney, Mary Fuller
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 Oct. 22
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings
5 in.
23 Pages
Transcript: (on one microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Charles Griffin Farr conducted 1964 Oct. 22, by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Farr speaks of his background and education; working as a sculpture and pottery restorer in the Federal Art Project (FAP); working on murals and as an art teacher in Key West, Florida for the FAP; and his feelings about the FAP and its influence on his career.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, mural painter, educator; California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3419 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.

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

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Repository Contact
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