Oral history interview with Merrell Gage

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gage64
Creators:
Gage, Merrell, b. 1892
McGlynn, Betty Hoag
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 May 27
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording
5 in.
17 Pages
Transcript: (on 1 microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Merrell Gage conducted 1964 May 27, by Betty Hoag for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Gage speaks of the origin of his interest in Abraham Lincoln; studying under Gutzon Borglum; the formation of the Public Works of Art Project art committee in 1932; how the committee functioned; and the effect of the Project on the community. He recalls Merle Armitage.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; New York, Kansas, Connecticut, and Santa Monica, Calif.; d. 1981.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
An interview of Nick Brigante conducted by B. Hoag is also on this tape.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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