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Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Chapman, 1963 December 5

Chapman, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Milton), 1975-1968

Arts administrator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings, 7 in.; 16 Pages, Transcript: (on one microfilm reel)

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

Summary: An interview of Kenneth M. Chapman conducted on 1963 December 5, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Chapman speaks of his early career; moving to New Mexico; his interest in Indian art and working with Indian artists; his involvement with the Federal Art Project; the effect of the Federal Art Project on printmaking; and his opinions of the WPA.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kenneth M. Chapman (1875-1968) was an arts administrator and art historian in New Mexico.


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

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Chapman, 1963 December 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.