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Oral history interview with Mary Dill Henry, 1964 May 12

Henry, Mary Dill, 1913-

Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings (1 hour), 5 in.; 27 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Mary Dill Henry conducted on 1964 May 12, by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art.
Henry speaks of getting on the WPA Federal Art Project in Oakland, California; working on mosaics and designing murals for California school buildings; the dispersal of the art work created by the Project; her opinions of federal support for the arts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Designer, mosaicist; California.


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

Use requires an appointment.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mary Dill Henry, 1964 May 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.