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Oral history interview with Rachael Griffin, 1983 Feb. 19-20

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Interviewee:
Griffin, Rachael, 1906-1983
Interviewer:
Guenther, Bruce
Subject:
American Society of Aesthetics
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood, Or.)
Works Progress Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Oregon
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 5 sound cassettes.
Transcript: 69 p.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rachael Griffin, 1983 Feb. 19-20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
Funding:
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.
Biography Note:
Rachael Griffin (1906-1983) was a curator from Portland, Or.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art, American
Art, Modern
Curators
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13091
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212431
AAA_collcode_griffi83
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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