Oral history interview with Wellington Groves

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.groves65
Creators:
Groves, Wellington
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 Apr. 23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording: (45 min.)
5 in.
15 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Wellington Groves conducted 1965 Apr. 23, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Groves speaks of working as an administrator in the Federal Art Project under Robert Bruce Inverarity; some of the work produced by the Project including dioramas and hooked rugs; the Index of American Design; and the benefits of government support for the arts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wellington Groves was a painter and art administrator.

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
Sound quality is poor.

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 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Wash.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Index of American Design 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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