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Oral history interview with Lou Block, 1965 May 31

Block, Lou, 1895-1969

Muralist, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 42 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 11 min.

Summary: An interview of Lou Block conducted 1965 May 31, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lou Block (1895-1969) was an art administrator.


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 Lou Block, 1965 May 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.