Oral history interview with Virgil Ellsworth Poling

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.poling80
Creators:
Poling, Virgil Ellsworth, 1908-2001
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1980 February 8
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Items
sound files
digital, wav file
30 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Virgil Poling conducted 1980 February 8, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Poling speaks of the School of American Craftsmen in its early years at Dartmouth College; the creation of a crafts curriculum at Dartmouth during the 1940s and 1950s; and working as a field administrator of crafts and marketing programs for the Agency for International Development in Nigeria, Korea, and Indochina, during the 1960s and 1970s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Virgil Ellsworth Poling (1908-2001) was a craftsman and art administrator from Little Deer Isle, Maine.

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 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 41 min.

Keywords
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Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. Agency for International Development Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
School of American Craftsmen (Dartmouth College) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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