Oral history interview with William C. Palmer

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.palmer65
Creators:
Palmer, William, 1906-1987
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 June 12
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of William C. Palmer conducted 1965 June 12, by Joseph Trovato, for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Scope and Contents
Palmer speaks of his background and education; studying at the Art Students League; his development as a muralist; his affiliation with the Midtown Galleries; his involvement with the Federal Art Project; and his opinions about the WPA.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William C. Palmer (1906-1987) was a painter and mural painter from Iowa and New York.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview 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 19 min.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.) 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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