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Oral history interview Thaddeus Clapp, 1965 November 19

Clapp, Thaddeus

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, 7 in.; 52 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 26 min.

Summary: An interview of Thaddeus Clapp conducted 1965 November 19, by Geoffrey Swift, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thaddeus Clapp was an art administrator from Massachusetts. He worked on the Index of American Design for the Federal Art Project.


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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview Thaddeus Clapp, 1965 November 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.