Oral history interview with William Gaskin
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gaskin64
Creators:
Gaskin, William, 1892-1968
Ferbraché, Lewis
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 Feb. 28
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4 Sound tape reels
Sound recordings
analog, 7-1/2 ips
7 in.
42 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of William Gaskin conducted 1964 Feb. 28, by Lewis Ferbraché, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Gaskin speaks of his education at the San Francisco Institute of Art; his early interest in theater and literature; and his involvement with the WPA-FAP in San Francisco. He discusses a WPA mosaic project; how artists' careers were affected by the WPA; and the effects of politics on the WPA. He mentions Beniamino Bufano, Hilaire Hiler, and Dong Kingman.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William Gaskin, b. 1892; d. 1968, Art administrator of San Francisco, Calif.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Access
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- California Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- California -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kingman, Dong, 1911- 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

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