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Oral history interview with Ronald Alfred Slayton, 1984 August 22

Oral history interview with Ronald Alfred Slayton, 1984 August 22

Slayton, Ronald Alfred, 1910-1992

Painter, Antiquarian

Collection Information

Size: 4 sound files (2 hrs. 15 min.) : digital, wav file

Format: Originally recorded 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 18 min.

Summary: An interview of Ronald Alfred Slayton conducted 1984 August 22, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Slayton discusses his childhood education in Barre, Vermont and Hanover, N.H.; training at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.; involvement in government art projects and community betterment programs in Burlington, Vermont; setting up a community art program in Brandon, Vermont; developing hand-made crafts in Weston, Vermont; and destruction of most of his WPA paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ronald Alfred Slayton (1910-1992) is a painter and crafts administrator from Montpelier, Vermont.

Provenance

This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Funding

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 Ronald Alfred Slayton, 1984 August 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.