Oral history interview with Beckford Young

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.young65
Creators:
Young, Beckford, 1905-1979
McChesney, Mary Fuller
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 May 19
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
37 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Beckford Young conducted 1965 May 19, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Beckford Young (1905-1979) was a mural painter from California.

Administration
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 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 8 min.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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