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Oral history interview with Margery Hoffman Smith, 1961

Interviewee:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 31 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 45 min. Sound quality is extremely poor.
Summary:
An interview of Margery Hoffman Smith conducted in 1961 by Harlan Phillips for the Archives of American Art.
Smith speaks of her work with the Federal Art Project in Oregon, working on the design for Timberline Lodge, a ski lodge built under the authority of the WPA in the 1940s.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Margery Hoffman Smith, 1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Margery Hoffman Smith (1888-1981) was a painter, craftsman, and interior decorator in San Francisco, California.
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:
Design
Designers
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Women artists
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11781
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213846
AAA_collcode_smith61
Theme:
Craft
New Deal
Women
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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