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Oral history interview with Ruth Pershing Uhler, 1965 May 11

Interviewee:
Uhler, Ruth Pershing, 1898-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Index of American Design  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Tex.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
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
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

Oral history interview with Ruth Pershing Uhler

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

Grace Spaulding John papers

Creator:
John, Grace Spaulding  Search this
Names:
Uhler, Ruth Pershing, 1898-1969  Search this
Extent:
6 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1890-1972
Scope and Contents:
Diaries, writings, sketches and drawings, scrapbooks, printed matter and photographs relating to John and her work.
Circa 650 pages of undated sketches and notes from travels on the west coast of Mexico, and 24 combination journals and sketchbooks from her travels throughout Europe, Canada, Cuba, Mexico and the United States. Poetry, descriptions of places and people visited, and statements about her work comprise the major portion of the journal entries.
Biographical data; writings and notes; 3 scrapbooks containing family photographs, printed material and letters; a scrapbook on Ruth Uhler containing letters to John and clippings; photographs of paintings; a list of paintings in her collections; and a card index containing information of exhibitions.
Biographical / Historical:
Grace Spaulding John (1890-1972) was a painter, writer, and lecturer in New York, N.Y. and Houston, Texas. Ruth Uhler was a painter and lecturer who worked in Houston as well as Santa Fe, N.M.
Provenance:
The lender, Patricia John Keightley, is Grace Spaulding John's daughter.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.johngrac
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johngrac

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