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Oral history interview with Margaret Merwin Patch, 1980 Oct. 16-1984 Sept. 25

view Oral history interview with Margaret Merwin Patch, 1980 Oct. 16-1984 Sept. 25 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Patch, Margaret Merwin, 1894-1987
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 149 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel and 4 cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 50 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Margaret Merwin Patch conducted 1980 Oct. 16-1984 Sept. 25, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Patch discusses her childhood and education in Ill.; her career as an economist; training in art at Cranbrook Academy; development of community art center and craft organizations in Mass.; work with Aileen Osborn Webb on American Crafts Council and in co-founding World Crafts Council; and involvement with art organizations in Florida.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Margaret Merwin Patch, 1980 Oct. 16-1984 Sept. 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Margaret Merwin Patch (1894-1987) was a crafts administrator of Shelburne Falls, Mass.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Arts administrators
Handicraft
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12018
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213001
AAA_collcode_patch80
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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