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Margery Hoffman Smith papers regarding Timberline Lodge, Oregon, 1939-1948

Smith, Margery Hoffman, b. 1888 d. 1981
Painter, Designer, Folk artist
Active in Calif.

Collection size: ca. 280 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; writings, speeches and notes; clippings and other printed material; a list of requisitions for interior decoration; sketches; correspondence of Emerson J. Griffith, State Administrator for Oregon's Works Progress Administration; lyrics of George Natanson's song "Hail to Timberline"; and photographs of Griffith and Floyd Dell at Timberline Lodge. Also included is correspondence regarding the WPA crafts exhibit at the New York World's Fair.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, craftsman, and interior decorator. Timberline is a ski lodge in Oregon which was built under the authority of the Works Progress Administration in the 1940s; Smith contributed to its design.

Lent by Sarah Munro, 1982, who served as the Vice President of Friends of Timberline.

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