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Oral history interview with Jerre Murry, 1965 Apr. 8

Murry, Jerre, 1904-1973

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 sound file (47 min.)

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 47 min.

Summary: An interview of Jerre Murry conducted 1965 April 8, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jerre Murry (1904-1973) was a painter and muralist in Los Angeles, Calif. Murry was a muralist for the Federal Arts Project.


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.


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jerre Murry, 1965 Apr. 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.