Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hatch64
Creators:
Hatch, John Davis
White, H. Wade
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 June 8
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings
7 in.
52 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of John Davis Hatch conducted 1964 June 8, by H. Wade White for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Hatch speaks of his work as the New England area director of the Federal Art Project; the early organization of the Public Works of Art Project in New England; some of the artists and administrators involved, including Olin Dows, Jack Levine, Hyman Bloom, Edward Bruce and Oscar Bluemner, and Karl Knaths.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art historian, collector, art consultant, museum director; b. 1907; d. May 30, 1996.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/hatch64.htm
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

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

Keywords
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Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- New England -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bloom, Hyman, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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