Author, Editor, Historian
Active in New York, N.Y.
Size: Transcript: 8 p.
Collection Summary: A summary of an interview of Lewis Mumford conducted 1964 Dec. 7, by Lewis and Erica Rubenstein, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical/Historical Note: Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an art administrator for the WPA in New York, N.Y.
The interview was 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. It is unclear why no actual transcript or tape exists for the interview; Mumford may have not wanted to be recorded.