Oral history interview with Marshall Fredericks
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Colby, Joy Hakanson
1981 Aug. 5
Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
68 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Marshall Fredericks conducted 1981 Aug. 5, by Joy Colby, in Fredericks' studio, in Royal Oak, Mich.
Scope and Contents
Fredericks speaks of his childhood and family background; his education; how his interest in sculpture began; Carl Milles and others who influenced him; his interest in Scandinavia; his early career in sculpture; his important commissions, including the Cleveland War Memorial; his service in the military during World War II; his work in Norway; and his family. His wife Rosalind also contributes to the interview.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marshall Fredericks (1908-1998) was a sculptor from Birmingham, Mich.

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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.

Digital Content

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Sculptors -- Michigan -- Birmingham -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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