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Oral history interview with Homer Dana, 1964 July 30

Dana, Homer, 1900-1987



Collection Information

Size: 16 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 45 min.

Summary: An interview of Homer Dana conducted 1964 July 30, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art.
Dana speaks of his background and training in sculpture; meeting and working with Donal Hord; his sculpture techniques; statues that he, Hord, and George Baker produced for the city of San Diego; problems with various materials used for sculpture; the effect of the Federal Art Project on his career and the careers of others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Homer Dana (1900-1987) was a sculptor in San Diego, California. Worked on the Federal Art Project during the Depression.


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 3418 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 Homer Dana, 1964 July 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.