Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Chapman, 1963 Dec. 5

Chapman, Kenneth M.

Size: Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 16 p. (on one microfilm reel)

Format: An interview of Jesse L. Nusbaum (12/12/63) conducted by S. Loomis is also on this tape.

Collection Summary: An interview of Kenneth M. Chapman conducted by Sylvia Loomis on 1963 Dec. 5 for the Archives of American Art.

Chapman speaks of his early career; moving to New Mexico; his interest in Indian art and working with Indian artists; his involvement with the Federal Art Project; the effect of the Federal Art Project on printmaking; and his opinions of the WPA.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art administrator; New Mexico; born 1875; died 1968.

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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  • Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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