Oral history interview with Joseph Hirsch

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hirsch65
Creators:
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel, 7 in. ; (24 p. transcript on partial microfilm reel)
24 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Joseph Hirsch conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1965 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Hirsch speaks of his early education and background in industrial art; his first involvement with the Federal Art Project, including the easel painting project, murals, and the Index of American Design; artistic experimentation during the 1930s; public perception of federally suuported art projects. He recalls Holger Cahill, Audrey McMahon and Mary Curran.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, lithographer; New York, N.Y. and Pennsylvania.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.

General
General
An unrelated interview of Louis Schanker conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithographers -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curran, Mary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McMahon, Audrey, 1900?-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project 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
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