Oral history interview with Amy Bess Miller

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.miller85
Creators:
Miller, Amy Bess Williams, 1912-2003
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1985 July 10
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
sound files (1 hr., 11 min.)
digital, wav file
22 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Amy Bess Miller conducted 1985 July 10, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Miller speaks of her awareness of the Shakers in her childhood, through visits to their communities; her further acquaintance with them, and her interest in collecting Shaker objects upon moving to Pittsfield, Mass. in the 1930s; her involvement in a group which purchased the Shakers' property in Hancock, Mass. in the late 1950s; restoration and educational programs developed at Hancock since then; current plans to establish a library and research center at Hancock.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Amy Bess Miller was the administrator at the Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Mass.

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

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 11 min.

Using the Collection
System Details
Originally recorded on 1 cassette.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shakers Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hancock Shaker Village Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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