Oral history interview with Ruth Pershing Uhler, 1965 May 11
Transcript: 11 pages
An interview of Ruth Pershing Uhler conducted 1965 May 11, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art. 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.
Place of publication, production, or execution: United States
General Note: Interview of Victor Alessandro is also on this tape.
Access Note / Rights: Use requires an appointment.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ruth Pershing Uhler, 1965 May 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms: Transcript: microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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: Ruth Pershing Uhler (1898-1969) was a painter, mural painter, and art administrator from Houston, Texas.
Provenance: 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.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Uhler, Ruth Pershing, 1898-1969
interviewer: Loomis, Sylvia Glidden
Subject: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Subject: Index of American Design
Subject: Public Works of Art Project (Tex.)
Subject: New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)13087
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213736
Record number: AAA_collcode_uhler65