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Oral history interview with Irvin Shope, 1965 November 27

Shope, Irvin, 1900-1977



Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 3 Sound tape reels, 5 in.; 38 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 58 min.

Summary: An interview of Irvin Shope conducted 1965 November 27, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Irvin Shope (1900-1977) was a painter.


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 Irvin Shope, 1965 November 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.