Oral history interview with Dale Goss
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.goss65
Creators:
Goss, Dale M., b. 1910
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 June 2
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings
5 in.
20 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Dale Goss conducted 1965 June 2, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Scope and Contents
Goss talks about the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Project, the involvement of the government and Federal support for art and schools, the importance of art in society (including the dramatic arts), teaching and the active love of art, the worth of "living art" in today's society, the artists involved in the WPA Project, the loss of independence in artists of the time, his experience during the Depression, Federal leadership in the arts, and the organization of artists through the formation of the Allied Arts Council. He recalls Kenneth Callahan, Bill Cumming, Jacob Elshin, Carl Morris, Lubin Petric, Mark Tobey, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dale Goss (1910-) is an art administrator and painter from Seattle, Wash.

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.

Digital Content

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Arts administrators -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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