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Oral history interview with Beckford Young, 1965 May 19

Oral history interview with Beckford Young, 1965 May 19

Young, Beckford, 1905-1979

Muralist

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 37 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated 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.

Provenance

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.

Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from: Eleanore Young 1345 Scott St., El Cerrito, Calif 94530

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Beckford Young, 1965 May 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.