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Oral history interview Vernon B. Smith, 1965 November 24

Smith, Vernon B., 1894-1969

Woodworker, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 11 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 14 min.

Summary: An interview of Vernon B. Smith conducted 1965 November 24, by Geoffrey Swift, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Vernon B. Smith (1894-1969) was an arts administrator from Massachusetts. Worked for the Federal Art Project and the Public Works of Art Project.


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 Vernon B. Smith, 1965 November 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.