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Oral history interview with Adolph Glassgold, 1964 Dec. 9

Glassgold, C. Adolph, 1899-

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 Sound tape reel, 7 in.; 41 Pages, Transcript

Format: An interview of Henry Billings conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.

Summary: An interview of Adolph Glassgold conducted by Harlan Phillips on 1964 Dec. 9 for the Archives of American Art.
Glassgold speaks of his education; working for the Whitney Museum under Juliana Force; joining the WPA Federal Art Project under Holger Cahill; becoming National Coordinator of the Index of American Design; the IAD's history; his feelings about the success of the Federal Art Project. He recalls Edward Robinson, Forbes Watson, Henry McBride, Holger Cahill, Thomas C. Parker, Juliana Force, Audrey McMahon, and Daniel Defenbacher.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art administrator, New York, N.Y.


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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Adolph Glassgold, 1964 Dec. 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.