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Oral history interview with Margery Hoffman Smith, 1964 April 10

Interviewee:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Subject:
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood, Or.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Building designers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12782
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213841
AAA_collcode_smith64apr
Theme:
Craft
New Deal
Women
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213841
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Margery Hoffman Smith, 1961

Interviewee:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Design  Search this
Designers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11781
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213846
AAA_collcode_smith61
Theme:
Craft
New Deal
Women
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213846

Margery Hoffman Smith papers relating to Timberline Lodge, Oregon, 1939-1948

Creator:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Subject:
Dell, Floyd  Search this
Griffith, Emerson J.  Search this
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood, Or.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Oregon  Search this
Handicraft -- Exhibitions  Search this
New Deal art  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8695
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210875
AAA_collcode_smitmarg
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210875

Margery Hoffman Smith papers relating to Timberline Lodge, Oregon

Creator:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood, Or.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969  Search this
Griffith, Emerson J.  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 280 items (on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1939-1948
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; writings, speeches and notes; clippings and other printed material; a list of requisitions for interior decoration; sketches; correspondence of Emerson J. Griffith, State Administrator for Oregon's Works Progress Administration; lyrics of George Natanson's song "Hail to Timberline"; and photographs of Griffith and Floyd Dell at Timberline Lodge. Also included is correspondence regarding the WPA crafts exhibit at the New York World's Fair.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, craftsman, and interior decorator. Timberline is a ski lodge in Oregon which was built under the authority of the Works Progress Administration in the 1940s; Smith contributed to its design.
Provenance:
Lent by Sarah Munro, 1982, who served as the Vice President of Friends of Timberline.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Interior decorators -- Oregon  Search this
Painters -- Oregon  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Oregon  Search this
Handicraft -- Exhibitions  Search this
New Deal art  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.smitmarg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smitmarg

Oral history interview with Margery Hoffman Smith

Creator:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
31 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Margery Hoffman Smith conducted in 1961 by Harlan Phillips for the Archives of American Art.
Smith speaks of her work with the Federal Art Project in Oregon, working on the design for Timberline Lodge, a ski lodge built under the authority of the WPA in the 1940s.
Biographical / Historical:
Margery Hoffman Smith (1888-1981) was a painter, craftsman, and interior decorator in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 45 min.
Sound quality is extremely poor.
Provenance:
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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Design  Search this
Designers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.smith61
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smith61

Oral history interview with Margery Hoffman Smith

Interviewee:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood, Or.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 April 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Margery Hoffman Smith conducted 1964 April 10, by Lewis Ferbraché, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home, in San Francisco, California.
Discusses her involvement with the design of Timberline Lodge in Oregon for the Works Progress Administration.
Biographical / Historical:
Margery Hoffman Smith (1888-1981) was a painter, craftsman, and interior decorator from San Francisco, California. Timberline is a ski lodge in Oregon which was built under the authority of the WPA in the 1940s; Smith contributed to its design.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
Provenance:
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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Oregon  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Building designers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.smith64apr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smith64apr

Burt Brown Barker papers

Creator:
Barker, Burt Brown, 1873-1969  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Center (Salem, Or.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (Or.)  Search this
Federal Music Project (Or.)  Search this
Baker, Jacob  Search this
Bartlett, Fred S. (Frederic Stewart), 1905-  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Danysh, Joseph A., 1906-1982  Search this
Edmonds, T. J.  Search this
Gannon, George H.  Search this
Glass, Carter, 1858-1946  Search this
Lawrence, Ellis F. (Ellis Fuller), 1879-1946  Search this
Mish, Charlotte Roberta, 1903-  Search this
Parker, Thomas Cleveland, 1904-1967  Search this
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (circa 860 items on 1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1935-1938
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Burt Brown Barker papers contain Barker's correspondence as director of the Federal Art Project in Portland, Oregon; reports; memoranda; travel vouchers; lists of artists and art projects; minutes of the Oregon Federal Music Project; a typescript of an article, "The Federal Art Center, Salem, Oregon," and other writings; printed material; and miscellany. Correspondents include Jacob Baker, Frederic Stewart Bartlett, Holger Cahill, Joseph A. Danysh, T. J. Edmonds, George H. Gannon, Carter Glass, Ellis Fuller Lawrence, Charlotte Roberta Mish, Thomas Cleveland Parker, Margery Hoffman Smith, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Burt Brown Barker (1873-1969) was a lawyer and arts administrator in Portland, Oregon. He was director of the Federal Art Project in Portland, president of the Oregan Historical Society, the McLoughlin Memorial Association, and the Herbert Hoover Foundation of Oregon. He also played an active role in the restoration of the John Minthorn House and its transformation into a museum.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Oregon FAP records, 1936-1939.

Willamette University Archives and Special Collections holds the Burt Brown Barker papers, 1890-1935. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library holds the Burt Brown Barker papers, 1885-1976.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1982 by Sarah Munro.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Lawyers -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Burt Brown Barker papers, 1935-1938. Owned by Friends of Timberline. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.barkburt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barkburt

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