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Oral history interview with Merrell Gage, 1964 May 27

Interviewee:
Gage, Merrell, 1892-1981
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002
Subject:
Armitage, Merle
Borglum, Gutzon
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Public Works of Art Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 17 p. (on 1 microfilm reel)
General Note:
An interview of Nick Brigante conducted by B. Hoag is also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Merrell Gage, 1964 May 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Sculptor; New York, Kansas, Connecticut, and Santa Monica, Calif.; d. 1981.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sculptors
Sculpture
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12185
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213473
AAA_collcode_gage64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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