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Oral history interview with Helen Bess Clarke and James Mitchell Clarke, 1964 June 24

Oral history interview with Helen Bess Clarke and James Mitchell Clarke, 1964 June 24

Clarke, Helen Bess, 1904-

Educator

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 48 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 32 min.

Summary: An interview of Helen Bess Clarke and James Mitchell Clarke conducted 1964 June 24, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

The Clarkes reminisce about their work for the Curriculum Project during the Works Progress Administration.

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Bess Clarke (1904- ) was an educator and James Mitchell Clarke (1903-1976) was a writer and they lived in San Diego, California.

Provenance

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Helen Bess Clarke and James Mitchell Clarke, 1964 June 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.