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Oral history interview with Dorothy Collins, 1964 July 7

Collins, Dorothy, 1893-

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings, 5 in.; 65 Pages, Transcript

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

Summary: An interview of Dorothy Collins conducted 1964 July 7, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dorothy Collins (1893-) was an art administrator in California.


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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dorothy Collins, 1964 July 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.