Oral history interview with Joy Yeck Fincke

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fincke64
Creators:
Fincke, Joy Yeck
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 Jan. 9
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings
5 in.
22 Pages
Transcript: (on one microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Joy Yeck Finke conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1964 Jan. 9 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Fincke speaks of her background in Washington state and Oregon; going to work for the Federal Emergency Releif Administration (later the Works Progress Administration); meeting Vernon Hunter and becoming his secretary; how artists were selected for the project and how work was assigned; the work that was done by the Index of American Design in the Southwest; how Vernon Hunter supervised the project; art centers that were run by the project; community and public perception of the project; and the project's effect on artists' careers; She recalls Patrocino Barela.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Secretary to director of Index of American Design; Albuquerque, N.M. Index of American Design director in New Mexico was Vernon Hunter.

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.

General
General
Interviews of Louie H. and Virginia Ewing conducted by S. Loomis are also on this tape.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art and state Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Barela, Patrociño, -1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunter, Russell Vernon, 1900-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Index of American Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (N.M.) 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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