Oral history interview with Rachael Griffin, 1983 Feb. 19-20
Griffin, Rachael, 1906-1983
Works Progress Administration
American Society of Aesthetics
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood, Or.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Sound recording: 5 sound cassettes.
Transcript: 69 p.
An interview of Rachael Griffin conducted 1983 Feb. 19-20, by Bruce Guenther, in the artist's home in Portland, Or., for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project.
Griffin speaks of her family background and education; the WPA and the building of the Timberline Lodge; the art scene in Portland in the 1930s and 1940s; her involvement with the American Society of Aesthetics, the JOURNAL OF AESTHETICS and other organizations; her work with local artists; arts funding; and current activities.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rachael Griffin, 1983 Feb. 19-20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
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.
Rachael Griffin (1906-1983) was a curator from Portland, Or.
This interview is 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