Oral history interviews with Valter Poole

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.poole64
Creators:
Poole, Valter, 1903-1984
Ehrlich, Heyward
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
17 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Valter Poole conducted in 1964, by Heyward Ehrlich, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Poole speaks of his background and education; his musical training; his years prior to the Federal Music Project; getting the directorship of the Federal Music Project in Detroit, and later becoming orchestra conductor; the activities of the orchestra, including regular concerts in schools and museums; introducing new music and new composers to Detroit; the effect of the Project on the musicians involved; the project's benefits to the community.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Valter Poole (1903-1984) was a symphony conductor, violist, and music professor in Detroit, Mich.

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
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 2 min.

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

Keywords
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Music -- Instruction and study -- Michigan -- Detroit Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conductors (Music) -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal Music Project (Mich.) 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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