Oral history interview with Ruth Pershing Uhler
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.uhler65
Creators:
Uhler, Ruth Pershing, 1898-1969
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 May 11
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
11 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ruth Pershing Uhler conducted 1965 May 11, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Uhler speaks of her background and education; becoming involved with the Public Works of Art Project working on a mural project for the public library in Houston; going to work for the Museum of Fine Arts; the history of the Museum; the growth of its collection; the Index of American Design; the importance of the Museum of Fine Arts to the community.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ruth Pershing Uhler (1898-1969) was a painter, mural painter, and art administrator from Houston, Texas.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3949 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 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
Interview of Victor Alessandro is also on this tape.

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Keywords
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Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- Texas Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Index of American Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project (Tex.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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