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Oral history interview with Roland F. Dickey, 1964 January 16

Dickey, Roland F., 1914-2000

Museum director, Author


Collection Information

Size: 29 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.

Summary: An interview of Roland F. Dickey conducted by Sylvia Loomis 1964 January 16 for the Archives of American Art New deal and the Arts Project.
Dickey speaks of his background and his education at the University of New Mexico. He discusses his work as county supervisor for the Federal Art Project including his duties as supervisor, artists he worked with, his involvement with the Index of American Design, public reaction to the work produced by the project, the importance of the project to the area, its effect on art and artists, and its effect on Dickey's own career. He speaks of his work as director of the art museum in Roswell, New Mexico and his post-FAP career.

Biographical/Historical Note

Roland F. Dickey (1914- ) is an art administrator in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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

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 Roland F. Dickey, 1964 January 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.