Oral history interview with James Herbert Fitzgerald and Margaret Tomkins
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fitzge65
Creators:
FitzGerald, James, 1910-
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Tomkins, Margaret, 1916-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 Oct. 27
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings
5 in.
12 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of James Fitzgerald conducted 1965 Oct. 27, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Speaks of his work with Thomas Hart Benton; his work for the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP); his work on the murals at the Department of Justice with Boardman Robinson; and work on other Work Progress Administration art programs in Washington state. Fitzgerald's wife, artist Margaret Tomkins, is present during the interview and comments periodically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James Fitzgerald (1910- ) is a painter and mural painter from Washington state.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
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.

Digital Content

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Muralists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- Washington (D.C.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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