Oral history interview with Inslee Hopper

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hopper81
Creators:
Hopper, Inslee
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 July 28
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording
5 in.
44 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Inslee Hopper conducted 1981 July 28, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Hopper speaks of his education in art history at Princeton University; his work as editor of THE ARTS under Forbes Watson, 1933-1934; a survey of sculptors for Juliana Force of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1934-1935; his involvement in the Painting and Sculpture section of the Treasury Department under Edward Bruce, 1935-1938; supervising the decoration for the Federal Building at the World's Fair, 1938-1939; his work with Ben Shahn on the documentation of a resettlement project in West Virginia; the Smithsonian Gallery of Art project, 1938-1940; and his work as Edward Bruce's aide.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Inslee Hopperis an art administrator and preservationist.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available online.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art and state Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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