Oral history interview with Mary Dill Henry, 1964 May 12

Henry, Mary Dill , b. 1913
Painter, Printmaker
Active in Seattle, Wash.; Calif.

Size: Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel (1 hour) ; 5 in.
Transcript: 27 p.

Collection Summary: An interview of Mary Dill Henry conducted on 1964 May 12, by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.

Henry speaks of getting on the WPA Federal Art Project in Oakland, California; working on mosaics and designing murals for California school buildings; the dispersal of the art work created by the Project; her opinions of federal support for the arts.

Biographical/Historical Note: Designer, mosaicist; California.

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

  • Use requires an appointment.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.

Make a Request

Reading Room Reproduction

Also in the Archives