Oral history interview with Virginia Ewing, 1964 Jan. 7

Ewing, Virginia

Size: Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.
Transcript: 19 p. (on partial microfilm reel)

Format: Interviews of Louie H. Ewing, and Joy Yeck Fincke (1/9/64) conducted by S. Loomis are also on this tape.

Collection Summary: An interview of Virginia Ewing conducted by Sylvia Loomis 1964 Jan. 7 for the Archives of American Art..

Speaks of her late husband Vernon Hunter; of where he was born; of his education; of being director of Santa Fe WPA in 1935; describes several programs; art galleries; difficulty of combining artists and projects; WPA records being destroyed; and accomplishments of Work Projects Administration.

Biographical/Historical Note: Wife of artist Vernon Hunter, director of Federal Art Project N.M.; Santa Fe, N.M.

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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