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Oral history interview with Bill and Peggy Foote, 2014 February 16-17

Interviewee:
Foote, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Foote, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Bransten, Rena  Search this
Carnwath, Squeak  Search this
Champion, Gloria  Search this
Coykendall, Vernon  Search this
Fiske, Charles  Search this
Foote, Bill  Search this
Frey, Viola  Search this
Hanson, Shirley  Search this
Hoffman, Nancy  Search this
Knecht, Gary  Search this
Laycox, Jack  Search this
Maybeck, Jackie  Search this
McDonald, Richard  Search this
Perry, Sam  Search this
Schulz, Maryanne  Search this
Treadwell, Noni Eccles  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Wenger, Leslie  Search this
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bill and Peggy Foote, 2014 February 16-17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16168
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366486
AAA_collcode_foote14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_366486

Oral history interview with Bill and Peggy Foote

Interviewee:
Foote, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Foote, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Names:
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Bransten, Rena, 1933-  Search this
Carnwath, Squeak, 1947-  Search this
Champion, Gloria  Search this
Coykendall, Vernon  Search this
Fiske, Charles  Search this
Foote, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Frey, Viola, 1933-2004  Search this
Hanson, Shirley  Search this
Hoffman, Nancy, 1944-  Search this
Knecht, Gary  Search this
Laycox, Jack  Search this
Maybeck, Jackie  Search this
McDonald, Richard  Search this
Perry, Sam, 1963-  Search this
Schulz, Maryanne  Search this
Treadwell, Noni Eccles  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Wenger, Leslie  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound files (4 hrs., 38 min.), digital, wav)
131 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2014 February 16-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Bill and Peggy Foote conducted 2014 February 16-17, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Viola Frey Oral History Project at Bill's office and home in San Francisco, California.
Dr. and Ms. Foote speak of their early days growing up and their introduction to art; their meeting in Stockton; the beginnings of the Lincoln Square Gallery; their introduction to Viola Frey; their increasing involvement as art dealers in the Bay Area in the '60s and '70s; Peggy Foote's time at the California College of Arts and Crafts; their collection of Viola Frey's work and other artists' work; their interactions with Charles Fiske and Viola Frey; Frey's early years in Lodi; Frey's love of collecting jewelry and small ceramic figurines; and Frey's work in relation to gender issues. They also discuss Frey and Fiske's health issues; Frey's time at CCAC; Frey's relationship with Fiske; Frey's work as it related to Robert Arneson and Peter Voulkos and other Bay Area artists; Peggy Foote's gallery Conway Antiques in the 70's and 80's; Bill Foote's remembrances at Frey's memorial. Mr. and Ms. Foote also recall Shirley Hanson, Rena Bransten, Squeak Carnwath, Gary Knecht, Leslie Wenger, Nancy Hoffman, Richard McDonald, Maryanne Schulz, the Wiebe twins, Robert Arneson, Vernon Coykendall, Noni Eccles Treadwell, Sam Perry, Jackie Maybeck, Gloria Champion, Jack Laycox, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Bill Foote (1937- ) and his wife Peggy (1935- ) are art collectors and retired art and antique dealers in San Francisco, California who collected Viola Frey's works of art. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
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 administrators.
Occupation:
Antique dealers  Search this
Art dealers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.foote14
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91dd75b8f-c2c8-4bd2-af4e-5c0e95429cbd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-foote14
Online Media:

American Country Dances

Artist:
Clark, Tiny  Search this
Siller, Mr. and Mrs.  Search this
Performer:
Siller, Mr. and Mrs.  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
3 Phonograph records (analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1944
Contents:
Darling Nellie Gray --Big eared mule --Cricket and bull frog -- Light foot bill.--Par le vous--Turkey in the straw--Little brown jug--Grand march
Track Information:
101 Par Le Vous.

102 Turkey in the Straw.

202 Big Eared Mule.

202 Cricket and Bull Frog.

202 Light Foot Bill.

201 Darling Nellie Gray.

302 Grand March.

301 Little Brown Jug.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-0354

Asch.344
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Asch 1944
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Square dance music  Search this
Square dance  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-0354
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk58428dcd4-b3fc-4b83-8386-d6a9ef20eef4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref21750

Dorr Bothwell in her studio

Photographer:
Foote, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Bothwell, Dorr Hodgson  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1967
Citation:
Bill Foote. Dorr Bothwell in her studio, 1967. Dorr Bothwell papers, 1900-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Artists' tools  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9649
See more items in:
Dorr Bothwell papers, 1900-2006
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9649
Online Media:

Grallaria quitensis

Collector:
Michael J. Braun  Search this
Weight - Whole Bird:
75 g
Preparation:
Skeleton: Partial
Skin: Partial
Remarks:
round, skeleton: minus one foot, bill
Sex:
Male
Place:
Cocha Seca, 2 km SW of, Sucumbios, Ecuador, South America
Collection Date:
2 Mar 1992
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Formicariidae
Published Name:
Grallaria quitensis
Accession Number:
403723
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 718
USNM Number:
614860
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a8d02078-7abe-4f97-9cf5-2f3945079600
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4281130

My Love Is But a Lassie 'O; Light Foot Bill

Recording artist:
Arkansas Woodchopper and his Square Dance Band  Search this
Manufacturer:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Recording date:
1941
Related Publication:
Russell, Tony. Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942
ID Number:
1996.0320.25463
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.25463
Collector/donor number:
13147
Maker number:
20447
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-375a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1422723

Light Foot Bill; My Love Is But a Lassie 'O

Recording artist:
Arkansas Woodchopper and his Square Dance Band  Search this
Manufacturer:
Okeh  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Recording date:
1941
Related Publication:
Russell, Tony. Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942
ID Number:
1996.0320.10622
Collector/donor number:
8043
Maker number:
06299
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.10622
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8727-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1280318

Darling Nellie Gray; Big Eared Mule/Cricket and Bull Frog/Light Foot Bill

Recording artist:
Mr. and Mrs. Siller  Search this
Maker:
Asch  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Subject:
Music  Search this
ID Number:
1996.0320.26996
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.26996
Collector/donor number:
1117
Maker number:
344-2
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-0fa0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1385391

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