Oral history interview with Sylvester Jerry

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jerry65
Creators:
Jerry, Sylvester, 1904-1990
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 June 11
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording
7 in.
11 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Sylvester Jerry conducted 1965 June 11, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art. Jerry speaks of his first association with the WPA Federal Art Project (FAP), working as an FAP administrator in Detroit; working at finding locations for the artworks; the FAP's role in the development of furniture design; working with Holger Cahill; the Index of American Design; the relationship of art and architecture; administering the project; selecting artists for particular projects; and the project's effect on the community.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sylvester Jerry (1904-1990) was a painter and art administrator from Racine, Wis.

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 Charlotte Partridge (6/12/65) conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
General
An unrelated interview of Leonard Thiessen (6/10/65) conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furniture design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Wisconsin -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Wisconsin -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 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
Archives of American Art
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