Oral history interview with Merrell Gage, 1964 May 27
Gage, Merrell, 1892-1981
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002
Public Works of Art Project
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 17 p. (on 1 microfilm reel)
An interview of Nick Brigante conducted by B. Hoag is also on this tape.
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Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
An interview of Merrell Gage conducted 1964 May 27, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art.
Gage speaks of the origin of his interest in Abraham Lincoln; studying under Gutzon Borglum; the formation of the Public Works of Art Project art committee in 1932; how the committee functioned; and the effect of the Project on the community. He recalls Merle Armitage.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Merrell Gage, 1964 May 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript: microfilm reel 3419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Sculptor; New York, Kansas, Connecticut, and Santa Monica, Calif.; d. 1981.
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001