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

Chapman, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Milton) , b. 1975 d. 1968
Art historian, Arts administrator
Active in N.M.

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

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 47 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Kenneth M. Chapman conducted on 1963 December 5, by Sylvia Loomis, 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: Kenneth M. Chapman (1875-1968) was an arts administrator and art historian in 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.

How to Use this Interview

  • Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
  • Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.

Make a Request

Reading Room Reproduction