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Oral history interview with Margery Hoffman Smith, 1964 April 10

view Oral history interview with Margery Hoffman Smith, 1964 April 10 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981
Interviewer:
Ferbrache, Lewis
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood, Or.)
Works Progress Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 45 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Margery Hoffman Smith conducted 1964 April 10, by Lewis Ferbraché, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home, in San Francisco, California.
Discusses her involvement with the design of Timberline Lodge in Oregon for the Works Progress Administration.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Margery Hoffman Smith, 1964 April 10. 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:
Margery Hoffman Smith (1888-1981) was a painter, craftsman, and interior decorator from San Francisco, California. Timberline is a ski lodge in Oregon which was built under the authority of the WPA in the 1940s; Smith contributed to its design.
Provenance:
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:
Arts administrators
Building designers
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12782
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213841
AAA_collcode_smith64apr
Theme:
Craft
New Deal
Women
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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