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Minnesota Artists Oral History Project: Interview with Clement B. Haupers
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Clement Haupers was born in St. Paul 1900. He served as Secretary Minnesota State Arts Society in 1921 before studying art in Paris 1923-1929. Haupers was Director Arts Section Minnesota State Fair 1931-1942 and Director Federal Arts Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Minnesota 1935-1941 and Assistant to the National Director of FAP 1941-1942. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Haupers discusses murals executed under the FAP in several locations in Minnesota (Sebeka, Eveleth, Stillwater, Mountain Iron, Faribault, Brandon) and a number of artists and artisans (Richard Haines, Daphne Mahague, Elaine Dill, Robert Crump, Andre Boratko, Elsa Jemne, Emil Krees, Emil Model, Don Costner, LeRoy Nieman), most of whom worked in FAP. He also describes his own career as an artist and administrator and refers to his dealings with other administrators of state and federal arts programs during the 1920s and 1930s (Maurice Flagg, Cameron Booth, (Mrs.) Increase Robinson, Holger Cahill). There is some repetition from the Haupers interview of June 27, 1977.
2 hours sound cassette
26 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:17:46 running time
Interviewee: Haupers, Clement B.
Interviewer: Reid, George L.
Interviewer: Harvey, Mary
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 1 (Library Call Number)
AV1994.7.2 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Artists Oral History Project'