Summary of oral history interview with Lewis Mumford

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mumfor64
Creators:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh, 1914-2014
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 December 7
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
8 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A summary of an interview of Lewis Mumford conducted 1964 December 7, by Lewis and Erica Rubenstein, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an art administrator for the WPA in New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Existence or location of original tape unknown.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The interview was 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. It is unclear why no actual transcript or tape exists for the interview; Mumford may have not wanted to be recorded.

Using the Collection
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form 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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