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Oral history interview with Emily Mason Kahn, 1965 Jan. 27

Kahn, Emily Mason

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound cassette, Sound recordings: 1 sound cassette (45 min.), analog; 36 Pages, Transcript

Format: Transferred from original acetate tape reel. The recording ends before the conclusion of the interview. Sound quality is poor.

Summary: An interview of Emily Mason Kahn conducted 1965 Jan. 27, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Emily Mason Kahn was an administrator on the Federal Music Project from New York, N.Y.


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.


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Emily Mason Kahn, 1965 Jan. 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.