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Oral history interview with Ivan Messenger, 1964 July 31

Messenger, Ivan, 1895-1983

Painter, Author


Collection Information

Size: 14 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 37 min.

Summary: An interview of Ivan Messenger conducted 1964 July 31, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ivan Messenger (1895-1983) was a painter from San Diego, Calif.


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 Ivan Messenger, 1964 July 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.