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Interviewee:
Poling, Virgil Ellsworth, 1908-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
School of American Craftsmen (Dartmouth College)  Search this
United States. Agency for International Development  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound files, digital, wav file)
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 February 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Virgil Poling conducted 1980 February 8, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Poling speaks of the School of American Craftsmen in its early years at Dartmouth College; the creation of a crafts curriculum at Dartmouth during the 1940s and 1950s; and working as a field administrator of crafts and marketing programs for the Agency for International Development in Nigeria, Korea, and Indochina, during the 1960s and 1970s.
Biographical / Historical:
Virgil Ellsworth Poling (1908-2001) was a craftsman and art administrator from Little Deer Isle, Maine.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 41 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Topic:
Artisans -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.poling80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9172a3d5b-14d8-4a32-8324-8bfbdd24e1cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-poling80