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Videorecordings relating to New Deal art in California, 1975-1976

De Saisset Museum


Collection Information

Size: 3.2 Linear feet

Summary: 32 U-Matic videorecordings of unedited interviews, varying in length from fifteen minutes to three hours, of artists, craftspersons, administrators, and historians, associated with New Deal art in California. One videotape, which features Dr. Francis V. O'Connor, is an introduction to the project. The interviews were conducted and recorded in subjects' homes or studios by Lydia Modi Vitale and Steven Gelber. This videotape project was one in conjunction with a 1976 exhibit at the museum entitled NEW DEAL ART: CALIFORNIA.
Interviewees include: Belle Baranceanu (March 9, 1975, 1 tape), Edward Biberman (March 15, 1975, 1 tape), Helen and Margaret Bruton (February 26, 1975, 2 tapes), Ralph Chesse (February 18, 1975, 1 tape), Joseph Danysh (April 24, 1975, 2 tapes), Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg (March 14, 1975, 2 tapes), Jason Herron (March 6, 1975, 1 tape),
Charles Kassler (March 10, 1975, 2 tapes), Albert King (March 6, 1975, 2 tapes), Daniel M. Mendelowitz (February 17, 1975, 1 tape), Francis V. O'connor (date unknown, 1 tape), Richard and Anne O'Hanlon (February 19, 1975,2 tapes), Hilda Preibisius (March 9, 1975, 1 tape), Leroy Robbins (March 13, 1975, 2 tapes), Jacques Schnier (February 27, 1975, 2 tapes) Jean Swiggett (March 11, 1975, 1 tape), Herman Volz (February 28, 1975, 4 tapes), Glenn Wessels (February 22, 1975, 2 tapes), Bernard Zakheim (February 15, 1975, 2 tapes).


Duplicates made from original videocassettes lent by the University of California, de Saisset Art Gallery and Museum, 1984.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from de Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara.

How to Cite This Collection

Videorecordings relating to New Deal art in California, 1975-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.