Active in Montecito, Calif.
Size: Transcript: 9 p.
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 26 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Margaret Mallory conducted 1981 Oct. 25, by Thomas Carr Howe, for the Archives of American Art.
Mallory speaks of the development of her interest in art and other fields; her career as a collector; and a William Merritt Chase retrospective she organized. She recalls the curator Ala Story.
Biographical/Historical Note: Margaret Mallory (1911-1998) was a collector and filmmaker from Montecito, Calif.
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.
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.