Oral history interview with Margaret Merwin Patch

Collection ID:
Patch, Margaret Merwin
Brown, Robert F.
1980 Oct. 16-1984 Sept. 25
Physical Description:
149 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Margaret Merwin Patch conducted 1980 Oct. 16-1984 Sept. 25, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Patch discusses her childhood and education in Ill.; her career as an economist; training in art at Cranbrook Academy; development of community art center and craft organizations in Mass.; work with Aileen Osborn Webb on American Crafts Council and in co-founding World Crafts Council; and involvement with art organizations in Florida.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Margaret Merwin Patch (1894-1987) was a crafts administrator of Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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.

Originally recorded on 1 tape reel and 4 cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 50 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use requires an appointment.

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Handicraft -- Massachusetts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Shelburne Falls -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001