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Oral history interview with Paul Craft, 1965 June 3

Craft, Paul, 1904-1981

Museum director, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 58 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.

Summary: An interview of Paul Craft conducted 1965 June 3, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul Craft (1904-1981) was a museum director and Federal Art Project Administrator in Columbia, South Carolina and Cinncinati, Ohio.


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paul Craft, 1965 June 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.