Oral history interview with Burton Freund

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.freund65
Creators:
Freund, Burton
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 Apr. 20
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording
5 in.
2 Sound tape reels
Sound recordings
3 in.
42 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Burton Freund conducted by Betty Hoag on 1965 Apr. 20 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Freund speaks of his background and education in Chicago; teaching himself sculpture; working as a puppeteer on the Federal Art Project (FAP) in Chicago; doing various other jobs for the FAP, including wood and plaster panels for schools and for the Zoo; demonstrations and union activities; the work of the Chicago FAP, and how the project functioned; the disposal of the work after the project ended; and his career during and after World War II.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor and wood engraver; Illinois and California. Worked for the Federal Art Project in Illinois.

Administration
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
An unrelated interview of Anton Blazek conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape.
General
An unrelated interview of Irving Block conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use requires an appointment.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Ill.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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