Oral history interview with Olive Rush

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rush63
Creators:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1963 November 13
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
26 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Olive Rush conducted 1963 November 13, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Rush speaks of her family background and youth; her education at the Corcoran School of Art; her involvement with the Federal Art Project; working on murals for public buildings in Santa Fe and the southwest; and the public's perception of the Federal Art Project and its administration.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Olive Rush (1873-1966) was a painter and muralist in Santa Fe, N.M.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3419 (fr. 746-801) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
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 2 digital wav files. Duration is 29 min.

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal Art Project (N.M.) 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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Washington, D.C. 20001
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