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Oral history interview with Charles Barrows, 1965 March 11

Barrows, Charles, 1903-1988



Collection Information

Size: 15 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 29 min.

Summary: An interview of Charles Barrows conducted 1965 March 11, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Barrows speaks of his education at the Art Students League; moving to New Mexico; working on the Public Works of Art Project, and later on the Federal Art Project; public perception of the Federal Art Project; the effects of the Project on art and artists; making prints based on Indian paintings. He recalls Gustave Baumann and Vernon Hunter.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Barrows (1903-1988) was a printmaker in New Mexico.


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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charles Barrows, 1965 March 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.