Oral history interview with Margery Hoffman Smith

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.smith61
Creators:
Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1961
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
31 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Margery Hoffman Smith conducted in 1961 by Harlan Phillips for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Smith speaks of her work with the Federal Art Project in Oregon, working on the design for Timberline Lodge, a ski lodge built under the authority of the WPA in the 1940s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Margery Hoffman Smith (1888-1981) was a painter, craftsman, and interior decorator in San Francisco, California.

Administration
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.

General
General
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 45 min.
General
Sound quality is extremely poor.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Designers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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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