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Oral history interview with Berthe von Moschzisker, 1990 November 26

Von Moschzisker, Berthe, 1915-2002

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 2 Sound cassettes; 108 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 41 min.

Summary: An interview of Berthe von Moschzisker conducted 1990 November 26, by Anne Schuster Hunter, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Von Moschzisker speaks about her background and education; cataloging the John S. Phillips print collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; her tenure as director of the Print Club of Philadelphia, including editions published for the club by Leonard Baskin and others; print workshops including Prints in Progress run by Stanley William Hayter; the Print Club Permanent Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; supporters of the club; and the status of prints within the Philadelphia art community.

Biographical/Historical Note

Berthe von Moschzisker (1915-2002) was the director of the Print Club of Philadelphia from 1944-1969.


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.

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4780 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Berthe von Moschzisker, 1990 November 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.