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Oral history interview with Wellington Groves, 1965 Apr. 23

Groves, Wellington

Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape reel, Sound recording: (45 min.), 5 in.; 15 Pages, Transcript

Format: Sound quality is poor.

Summary: An interview of Wellington Groves conducted 1965 Apr. 23, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Groves speaks of working as an administrator in the Federal Art Project under Robert Bruce Inverarity; some of the work produced by the Project including dioramas and hooked rugs; the Index of American Design; and the benefits of government support for the arts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Wellington Groves was a painter and art administrator.


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

Use requires an appointment.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Wellington Groves, 1965 Apr. 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.