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Interview with Alfred Preis
|Title:||Interview with Alfred Preis|
Politics - Hawaii
|Series/Report no.:||The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts: An Oral History|
|Description:||The first director of the SFCA recalls his early life in Vienna, cultural influences, education, marriage, and voyage to Hawaii to escape Naziism. He recounts his work in architecture, prominent architects, internment at Sand Island during World War II, artists and an unusual art ball. He also details the bill that established the SFCA, the Western and ethnic arts programs, arts in education, the "Maybe Blue" controversy, and relationships with the SFCA commission, governmental, and political figures.|
architect, planning coordinator, foundation director; Caucasian; male
Interview conducted in English.
|Pages/Duration:||12 hr, 23 min|
|Geographic Coverage:||Honolulu, Oahu|
|Appears in Collections:||The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts: An Oral History|
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