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Oral history interview with Glenn Anthony Wessels, 1964 February 14

Wessels, Glenn A. (Glenn Anthony), 1895-1982

Arts administrator, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 54 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 9 min.

Summary: An interview of Glenn Anthony Wessels conducted 1964 February 14, by Lewis Ferbraché, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Glenn Wessels (1895-1982) was the East Bay supervisor of the Federal Art Project (California) and educator of Berkeley, California Wessels was Born in Capetown, South Africa. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley. Wessels was a painter for the Federal Art Project in California during the Depression.


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 Glenn Anthony Wessels, 1964 February 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.