Oral history interview with Ina Sizer Cassidy, 1964 Feb. 13

Cassidy, Ina Sizer , b. 1869

Size: Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 23 p. (on one microfilm reel)

Format: An interview of Eugenie Shonnard (2/27/64) conducted by S. Loomis is also on this tape (Part I).

Collection Summary: An interview of Ina Sizer Cassidy conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1964 Feb. 13 for the Archives of American Art.

Cassidy speaks of her husband Gerald Cassidy, including his background and education; the arts community in Santa Fe in the 1920s; Cassidy's first involvement in the Public Works of Art Project making murals for a federal building in Santa Fe; his death from carbon monoxide poisoning; and his feelings about the PWAP and about government support for the arts. She speaks of her own painting career and her work as head of the WPA Writers Project in New Mexico.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, writer; Santa Fe, N.M.

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.

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