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Oral history interview with Paul Eliot Green, 1965 July 13

Oral history interview with Paul Eliot Green, 1965 July 13

Green, Paul, 1894-1981

Collection Information

Size: Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel (2 hours) ; 7 in.

Transcript: 24 p.

Summary: An interview of Paul Eliot Green conducted 1965 July 13, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Green speaks of his background and education; early ventures in writing plays; the history of theater in the South; the Federal Theater Project in the South; writing plays for the Project; the Project's legacy, and his feelings about government support for the arts, and the WPA. He recalls Hallie Flanagan.

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul Eliot Green was a writer with the Federal Theater Project from Chapel Hill, N.C.

Provenance

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paul Eliot Green, 1965 July 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.