Oral history interview with Jesse L. Nusbaum, 1963 Dec. 12

Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan) , b. 1887 d. 1975
Arts administrator, Archaeologist
Active in Ariz.; N.M.

Size: Transcript: 21 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 40 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Jesse Nusbaum conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1963 Dec. 12 for the Archives of American Art.

Nusbaum speaks of working in archaeology and architecture in New Mexico; and his involvement in the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) as regional director for Arizona and New Mexico; selecting artists for the PWAP; problems with the PWAP; some of the work done on public buildings; and the project's impact on art and artists.

Biographical/Historical Note: Jesse L. Nusbaum is an art administrator in Arizona and New Mexico.

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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