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Oral history interview with Eleanor Hershey, 1990 Apr. 10

Oral history interview with Eleanor Hershey, 1990 Apr. 10

Hershey, Eleanor W., 1908-1993


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording 2 sound cassettes.

Summary: An interview of Eleanor Hershey conducted 1990 Apr. 10, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Hershey speaks of growing up in Rockport, Mass.; her recollections of the many artists she knew there, from the 1920s onward; the quality of art done by Rockport artists; the role of the Rockport Art Association; and her husband's career and colleagues at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eleanor Hershey (1908-1993) was the wife of Samuel F. Hershey, noted arts administrator from Providence, R.I. and Berkeley, Calif.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Eleanor Hershey, 1990 Apr. 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.