Oral history interview with Ronald Alfred Slayton
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.slayto84
Creators:
Slayton, Ronald Alfred, 1910-1992
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1984 August 22
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4 Items
sound files (2 hrs. 15 min.)
digital, wav file
42 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ronald Alfred Slayton conducted 1984 August 22, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Slayton discusses his childhood education in Barre, Vermont and Hanover, N.H.; training at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.; involvement in government art projects and community betterment programs in Burlington, Vermont; setting up a community art program in Brandon, Vermont; developing hand-made crafts in Weston, Vermont; and destruction of most of his WPA paintings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ronald Alfred Slayton (1910-1992) is a painter and crafts administrator from Montpelier, Vermont.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 18 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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