Oral history interview with Henri Marceau

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.marcea60
Creators:
Marceau, Henri, 1896-1969
Doud, Richard Keith
United States. Works Progress Administration
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
circa 1963
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
18 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Henri Marceau conducted circa 1963, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Marceau discusses his education in architecture; teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, becoming curator of the Johnson collection and its movement to the Philadelphia Museum of Art; his museum career; Federal art projects; the WPA under Mary Curran and the problems she had with the Artists' Union; Albert Barnes' role in the controversy; and the reaction of the public and press.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henri Marceau (1896-1969) was an art administrator and art historian in Philadelphia, Pa.

Administration
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
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 56 min.
General
Sound quality is poor. Date of interview based on other interviews conducted by Doud for the New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.

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Repository Contact
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