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Oral history interview with Richard Haines, 1965 Jan. 29

Haines, Richard, 1906-1984

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings: (15 min.), 3 in.; 6 Pages, Transcript

Format: Only a portion of this interview was successfully recorded. Sound quality is poor.

Summary: An interview of Richard Haines conducted 1965 Jan. 29, by Betty Hoag. Haines speaks of the Treasury Department competition for art work in various public buildings; and working on a Wichita, Kan. Post Office mural.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Haines (1906-1984) was a painter and mural painter from Santa Monica, Calif.


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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard Haines, 1965 Jan. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.