Oral history interview with Richard Snyderman

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.snyder90
Creators:
Snyderman, Richard
Polsky, Richard
Dates:
1990 June 8
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
107 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Richard Snyderman conducted 1990 June 8, by Richard Polsky for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Scope and Contents
Snyderman speaks about the Works Gallery, run by his wife Ruth Snyderman, the Snyderman Gallery and many of the furniture makers who have shown there including Wendell Castle and Garry Knox Bennett; collectors such as Irv Borowsky; the craft scene in Philadelphia including other gallery owners such as Helen Drutt and Richard Kagan; changes in the crafts field, both locally and nationally, during the past 25 years; the founding of the Head House Craft Fair in Philadelphia; and the development of the South Street-Society Hill section of Philadelphia.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Snyderman is a gallery director in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Director of Works Gallery which is owned by his wife, Ruth Snyderman.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4780 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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' 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 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 31 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furniture designers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artisans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery directors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art galleries, Commercial -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bennett, Garry Knox, 1934- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borowsky, Irvin J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castle, Wendell, 1932-2018 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drutt, Helen Williams Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kagan, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snyderman, Ruth, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snyderman Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Works Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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