An interview of Erna Gunther conducted 1965 Apr. 23, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Gunther speaks of her interest in Indian arts and crafts and her career teaching anthropology at the University of Washington; a joint project conducted by the Federal Art Project and the Washington State Museum to create Indian dioramas; and her opinions on federal support for the arts.
Place of publication, production, or execution: Washington (State)
Access Note / Rights: Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Erna Gunther, 1965 Apr. 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms: Transcript available on line.
Funding: 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.
Biography Note: Erna Gunther (b. 1896) was an anthropologist from Seattle, Wash.
Provenance: 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.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Gunther, Erna, 1896-1982
interviewer: Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Subject: Federal Art Project (Wash.)
Subject: New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)11966
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216475
Record number: AAA_collcode_gunthe65