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Interviewee:
Uhler, Ruth Pershing, 1898-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Index of American Design  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Tex.)  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1965 May 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ruth Pershing Uhler conducted 1965 May 11, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Uhler speaks of her background and education; becoming involved with the Public Works of Art Project working on a mural project for the public library in Houston; going to work for the Museum of Fine Arts; the history of the Museum; the growth of its collection; the Index of American Design; the importance of the Museum of Fine Arts to the community.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Pershing Uhler (1898-1969) was a painter, mural painter, and art administrator from Houston, Texas.
General:
Interview of Victor Alessandro is also on this tape.
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.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- Texas  Search this
Arts administrators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.uhler65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-uhler65