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Oral history interview with Biagio Melaragno, 1965 Nov. 8

Melaragno, Biagio

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 3 sound files (53 min.), digital, wav

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 53 min.

Summary: An interview of Biagio Melaragno conducted 1965 Nov. 8, by Geoffrey Swift, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Biagio Melaragno was the Rhode Island state director, for the Federal Art Project.


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

Use requires an appointment.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Biagio Melaragno, 1965 Nov. 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.