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Oral history interview with Frederick J. Whiteman, 1965 April 21

Whiteman, Frederick J. (Frederick John), 1909-1997



Collection Information

Size: 24 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 8 min.

Summary: An interview of Frederick John Whiteman conducted by Dorothy Seckler on 1965 April 21 for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frederick J. Whiteman (1909-1997) was a painter and art administrator in Brooklyn, N.Y.


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 4211 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 Frederick J. Whiteman, 1965 April 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.