De Saisset Museum,
Santa Clara, Calif.
Collection size: 32 videocassettes (U-Matic).
Collection Summary: Unedited interviews, varying in length from fifteen minutes to three hours, of artists, craftspersons, administrators, and historians, associated with New Deal art in California. One videotape, which features Dr. Francis V. O'Connor, is an introduction to the project. The interviews were conducted and recorded in subjects' homes or studios by Lydia Modi Vitale and Steven Gelber. This videotape project was one in conjunction with a 1976 exhibit at the museum entitled NEW DEAL ART: CALIFORNIA.
Interviewees include: Belle Baranceanu (March 9, 1975, 1 tape), Edward Biberman (March 15, 1975, 1 tape), Helen and Margaret Bruton (February 26, 1975, 2 tapes), Ralph Chesse (February 18, 1975, 1 tape), Joseph Danysh (April 24, 1975, 2 tapes), Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg (March 14, 1975, 2 tapes), Jason Herron (March 6, 1975, 1 tape),
Charles Kassler (March 10, 1975, 2 tapes), Albert King (March 6, 1975, 2 tapes), Daniel M. Mendelowitz (February 17, 1975, 1 tape), Francis V. O'connor (date unknown, 1 tape), Richard and Anne O'Hanlon (February 19, 1975,2 tapes), Hilda Preibisius (March 9, 1975, 1 tape), Leroy Robbins (March 13, 1975, 2 tapes), Jacques Schnier (February 27, 1975, 2 tapes) Jean Swiggett (March 11, 1975, 1 tape), Herman Volz (February 28, 1975, 4 tapes), Glenn Wessels (February 22, 1975, 2 tapes), Bernard Zakheim (February 15, 1975, 2 tapes).
Duplicates made from original videocassettes lent by the University of California, de Saisset Art Gallery and Museum, 1984.
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