Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel (45 min.) ; 5 in.
Transcript: 15 p.
Format: Sound quality is poor.
Collection Summary: An interview of Wellington Groves conducted 1965 Apr. 23, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Groves speaks of working as an administrator in the Federal Art Project under Robert Bruce Inverarity; some of the work produced by the Project including dioramas and hooked rugs; the Index of American Design; and the benefits of government support for the arts.
Biographical/Historical Note: Wellington Groves was a painter and art administrator.
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.
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