Oral history interview with Rachael Griffin

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.griffi83
Creators:
Griffin, Rachael
Guenther, Bruce
Dates:
1983 Feb. 19-20
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
69 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Rachael Griffin conducted 1983 Feb. 19-20, by Bruce Guenther, in the artist's home in Portland, Or., for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project.
Scope and Contents
Griffin speaks of her family background and education; the WPA and the building of the Timberline Lodge; the art scene in Portland in the 1930s and 1940s; her involvement with the American Society of Aesthetics, the JOURNAL OF AESTHETICS and other organizations; her work with local artists; arts funding; and current activities.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Rachael Griffin (1906-1983) was a curator from Portland, Or.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
Author
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.
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 others.

Keywords
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Curators -- Oregon -- Portland -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Oregon -- Portland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Society of Aesthetics Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood, Or.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Works Progress Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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