Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Berthe Von Moschzisker, 1988 Aug. 29

Von Moschzisker, Berthe, 1915-2002

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 2 Sound cassettes; 51 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 1988 Aug. 29, by Ruth Fine, for the Archives of American Art. Von Moschzisker speaks of her background and education; the founding and history of the Print Club of Philadelphia, including her 25 years as director; artists affiliated with the club; and events and activities organized by the club.

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.

Language Note

English .


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.

How to Use This Collection

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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Berthe Von Moschzisker, 1988 Aug. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.