Clarke, Helen Bess
Active in San Diego, Calif.; Pasadena, Calif.
Size: Transcript: 48 pages
Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 32 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Helen Bess Clarke and James Mitchell Clarke conducted 1964 June 24, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
The Clarkes reminisce about their work for the Curriculum Project during the Works Progress Administration.
Biographical/Historical Note: Helen Bess Clarke (1904- ) was an educator and James Mitchell Clarke (1903-1976) was a writer and they lived in San Diego, California.
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.