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Oral history interview with Olga Burroughs, 1964 October 25

Burroughs, Olga

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 11 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 30 min.

Summary: An interview of Olga Burroughs conducted 1964 October 25, by Mary McChesney.
Burroughs speaks of the founding of the Sacramento Art Center; the government's support for the Center; and artists who were affiliated with it, including Dong Kingman, Otis Oldfield and Beniamino Bufano.

Biographical/Historical Note

Olga Burroughs was an art administrator in Sacramento, 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

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 Olga Burroughs, 1964 October 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.