Active in Des Moines, Iowa
Size: Transcript: 36 pages.
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 18 min.
An unrelated interview of Sylvester Jerry conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
Collection Summary: An interview of Leonard Thiessen conducted 1965 June 10, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical/Historical Note: Leonard Thiessen (1902-1989) was an art administrator from Des Moines, Iowa.
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.