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Summary of oral history interview with Lewis Mumford, 1964 December 7

Summary of oral history interview with Lewis Mumford, 1964 December 7

Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990

Historian, Author, Editor

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 8 pages

Summary: A summary of an interview of Lewis Mumford conducted 1964 December 7, by Lewis and Erica Rubenstein, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an art administrator for the WPA in New York, New York.

Provenance

The interview was 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. It is unclear why no actual transcript or tape exists for the interview; Mumford may have not wanted to be recorded.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Summary of oral history interview with Lewis Mumford, 1964 December 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.