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Oral history interview with Clair Laning and Mary Perry, 1964 Apr. 2

Oral history interview with Clair Laning and Mary Perry, 1964 Apr. 2

Laning, Clair

Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 26 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 6 min.

Summary: An interview of Clair Laning and Mary Perry conducted 1964 Apr. 2, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art .

Biographical/Historical Note

Clair Laning and Mary Perry were administrators for the WPA Federal Art Project in New Mexico.

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Clair Laning and Mary Perry, 1964 Apr. 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.