Oral history interview with Ruth Snyderman, 1990 June 22

Snyderman, Ruth , b. 1937
Gallery owner
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Size: Transcript 76 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 45 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Ruth Snyderman conducted 1990 June 22, by Richard Polsky, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.

Snyderman speaks of her family, her education, the Works Gallery in Philadelphia, the changes in the crafts field over her 25 years in business, and the development of the South Street - Society Hill section of Philadelphia.

Biographical/Historical Note: Ruth Snyderman (1937- ) is an art gallery owner and art dealer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded and owns Works Gallery.

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.

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