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Oral history interview with Alonzo Hauser, 1965 Oct. 12

Oral history interview with Alonzo Hauser, 1965 Oct. 12

Hauser, Alonzo, 1909-1988

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 32 min.

Transcript: 18 p.

Format: An interview of Dewey Albinson (10/27/65) conducted by B. Hoag is also on this tape.

Summary: An interview of Alonzo Hauser conducted 1965 Oct. 12, by Virginia Nagle, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

Hauser speaks of his involvement with the Public Works of Art Project cleaning monuments in New York; making wood carvings for a post office in Minnesota under the Federal Art Project; designing sculptures for housing projects; and teaching sculpture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alonzo Hauser (1909-1988) was a painter and sculptor from Mesilla Park, N.M.

Provenance

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alonzo Hauser, 1965 Oct. 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.