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Interviewee:
Uhler, Ruth Pershing, 1898-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Tex.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 11 pages
General Note:
Interview of Victor Alessandro is also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ruth Pershing Uhler, 1965 May 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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:
Ruth Pershing Uhler (1898-1969) was a painter, mural painter, and art administrator from Houston, Texas.
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painters  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13087
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213736
AAA_collcode_uhler65
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213736