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Oral history interview with Ilo Carey Liston, 1965 June 1

Liston, Ilo Carey, 1910-1972

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 18 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 35 min.

Summary: An interview of Ilo Carey Liston conducted 1965 June 1, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.
Liston discusses the Seattle Art Museum during the Federal Art Project. He mentions Mark Tobey and Morris Graves.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ilo Carey Liston (1910-1972) was secretary to Richard Fuller, director of the Seattle Art Museum.


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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ilo Carey Liston, 1965 June 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.