Harry Hewes interviews, 1936-1939

Hewes, Harry
Arts administrator
Active in Washington, D.C.

Collection size: 122 p. (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Transcripts of interviews at the Composer's Forum Laboratory, New York and Boston, April 1936-May 1937, conducted under the Federal Music Project. The material reflects composers' views on their own works, as well as general trends in early 20th century music theory and composition.

Also included is a copy of a letter and questionnaire to Hewes from Herman S. Hettinger, Director of the National Orchestral Survey, concerning the economic problems of symphony orchestras.

Biographical/Historical Note: Administrator for the Federal Music Project, Washington, D.C.

Provenance unknown.

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