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Oral history interview with Beckford Young, 1965 May 19

Young, Beckford, 1905-1979



Collection Information

Size: 37 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 8 min.

Summary: An interview of Beckford Young conducted 1965 May 19, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Beckford Young (1905-1979) was a mural painter from California.


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 Beckford Young, 1965 May 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.