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Oral history interview with Atlee B. Ayres, 1965 May 13

Ayres, Atlee Bernard, 1873-1969



Collection Information

Size: 25 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 49 min.

Summary: An interview of Atlee B. Ayres conducted 1965 May 13, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project. Ayres discusses his association with the WPA in San Antonio, Texas, 1934-1935, including his selection of local artists for Public Works of Art Project exhibits, WPA painting and architectural projects, and the growth of the arts in Texas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Atlee B. Ayres (1873-1969) was a architect in San Antonio, Texas.


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 Atlee B. Ayres, 1965 May 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.