Oral history interview with Herta Loeser, 1989 June 6-15
Brown, Robert F.
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)
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Transcript: 54 p.
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 3 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Herta Loeser conducted 1989 June 6-15, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Cambridge, Mass. Loeser speaks of her childhood in England as a German refugee; marrying a refugee schoolmate and rearing a family in Cambridge, Mass.; making jewelry and enamels; running a volunteer agency in Boston; running the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, 1980-1988, and putting it on a solid footing; development of the Society during her administration, including sales, marketing, and education; the Society's current plans for a crafts museum; exhibitions held during her tenure as president of the Society.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Herta Loeser, 1989 June 6-15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Herta Loeser was the President of the Society of Art and Crafts of Boston, 1980-1988.
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001