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Oral history interview with John Britton Matthew, 1964 Oct. 25

Oral history interview with John Britton Matthew, 1964 Oct. 25

Matthew, John Britton, 1896-1980

Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 23 p.

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

Summary: An interview of John Britton Matthew conducted 1964 Oct. 25, by Mary Fuller McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Britton Matthew (1896-1980) was an arts administrator, painter, and educator in Sacramento, Calif. Director of the Sacramento Art Center.

Provenance

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Britton Matthew, 1964 Oct. 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.