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Oral history interview with Virginia Ewing, 1964 Jan. 7

Oral history interview with Virginia Ewing, 1964 Jan. 7

Ewing, Virginia

Collection Information

Size: Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.

Transcript: 19 p. (on partial microfilm reel)

Format: Interviews of Louie H. Ewing, and Joy Yeck Fincke (1/9/64) conducted by S. Loomis are also on this tape.

Summary: An interview of Virginia Ewing conducted by Sylvia Loomis 1964 Jan. 7 for the Archives of American Art..

Speaks of her late husband Vernon Hunter; of where he was born; of his education; of being director of Santa Fe WPA in 1935; describes several programs; art galleries; difficulty of combining artists and projects; WPA records being destroyed; and accomplishments of Work Projects Administration.

Biographical/Historical Note

Wife of artist Vernon Hunter, director of Federal Art Project N.M.; Santa Fe, N.M.

Provenance

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.

Transcript: microfilm reel 3419 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 Virginia Ewing, 1964 Jan. 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.