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Oral history interview with Peter Pollack, circa 1964

Oral history interview with Peter Pollack, circa 1964

Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978

Curator, Photographer, Author

Collection Information

Size: 1 sound file (1 hr., 10 min.) digital, wav file

Format: Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 10 min. Sound quality is poor.

Summary: An interview of Peter Pollack conducted circa 1964, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Peter Pollack (1909-1978) was a photographer and writer.


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.


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Peter Pollack, circa 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.