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Oral history interview with Hal West, 1964 May 1

West, Hal, 1902-1968

Illustrator, Graphic designer


Collection Information

Size: 17 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 38 min.

Summary: An interview of Hal West conducted on 1964 May 1, by Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hal West (1902-1968) was an illustrator and graphic artist in Santa Fe, N.M.


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Hal West, 1964 May 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.