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Oral history interview with Jasper Deeter, 1964

Deeter, Jasper

Producer, Teacher, Directors (performing arts), Actor


Collection Information

Size: 36 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.

Summary: An interview of Jasper Deeter conducted by Richard Doud in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.
Discusses theater experience in Greenwich Village and Provincetown; Depression-era theater in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and comments on contemporary theater.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jasper Deeter (died 1972) was a producer, actor, teacher, and Federal Theater Project director in Media, Pennsylvania. Named director of FTP in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


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 Jasper Deeter, 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.