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Gage, Merrell, 1892-1981  Search this
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag  Search this
Armitage, Merle  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 Sound tape reel, 5 in.; 8 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
An interview of Nick Brigante conducted by B. Hoag is also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
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: 35mm microfilm reel 3419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Biography Note:
Sculptor; New York, Kansas, Connecticut, and Santa Monica, Calif.; d. 1981.
Language Note:
English .
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
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture -- United States  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art