Active in San Antonio, Tex.
Size: Transcript: 21 pages
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 46 minutes.
Collection Summary: An interview of Victor Alessandro conducted 1965 May 12, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Alessandro describes his work as conductor of the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra under the Federal Music Project, and he discusses the value of Work Projects Administration art programs.
Biographical/Historical Note: Victor Alessandro (1915-1976) was the Symphony conductor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. and San Antonio, Texas. Worked under the Federal Music Project.
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.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.