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Harry Hewes interviews, 1936-1939

Hewes, Harry

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 122 Pages, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Transcripts of interviews at the Composer's Forum Laboratory, New York and Boston, April 1936-May 1937, conducted under the Federal Music Project. The material reflects composers' views on their own works, as well as general trends in early 20th century music theory and composition.
Also included is a copy of a letter and questionnaire to Hewes from Herman S. Hettinger, Director of the National Orchestral Survey, concerning the economic problems of symphony orchestras.

Biographical/Historical Note

Administrator for the Federal Music Project, Washington, D.C.


Provenance unknown.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm roll 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Harry Hewes interviews, 1936-1939. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.