Oral history interview with Erna Gunther
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gunthe65
Creators:
Gunther, Erna, 1896-1982
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 Apr. 23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings: (40 min.)
5 in.
15 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Erna Gunther conducted 1965 Apr. 23, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Gunther speaks of her interest in Indian arts and crafts and her career teaching anthropology at the University of Washington; a joint project conducted by the Federal Art Project and the Washington State Museum to create Indian dioramas; and her opinions on federal support for the arts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Erna Gunther (b. 1896) was an anthropologist from Seattle, Wash.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
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
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.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anthropologists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Wash.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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