Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Ben Shahn

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.shahn65
Creators:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 October 3
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
32 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ben Shahn conducted 1965 October 3, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a painter and photographer from Roosevelt, N.J.

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
An interview of Charles Alston (9/28/65) conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
General
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 37 min.

Digital Content

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

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Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art -- Economic aspects Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Artists -- Political activity -- California Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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