Oral history interview with Miriam Hapgood DeWitt
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dewitt87
Creators:
DeWitt, Miriam Hapgood, 1906-1990
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1987-1988
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6 Items
sound files (3 hr., 46 min)
digital, wav file
67 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Miriam Hapgood DeWitt conducted 1987-1988, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
DeWitt discusses her childhood in the New York area and Provincetown, Massachusetts, as the daughter of two writers, Hutchins Hapgood and Neith Boyce. She recalls various artists and writers, as well as eventful years in New York and Taos, New Mexico. She also speaks of her second husband, John DeWitt, and his involvement with major federal government art projects during the 1960s and 1970s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Miriam Hapgood DeWitt (1906-1990) was a writer from Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Administration
Sponsor
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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 46 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- Massachussetts -- Provincetown -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyce, Neith, 1872-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DeWitt, John, 1910-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hapgood, Hutchins, 1869-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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