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Oral history interview with Margaret M. Davies, 1978 March 13

Davies, Margaret M.


Collection Information

Size: 50 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 14 min. Also present at the interview is Herbert Hoover, a friend and dealer to Margaret Davies.

Summary: An interview of Margaret M. Davies conducted 1978 March 13, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Davies speaks of her husband, Harold Christopher Davies, his work from the time of their marriage in 1938 until his death in 1976; the "Easthampton years," 1957-1969; and Davies' contact with other artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret M. Davies is the wife of the artist Harold Christopher Davies.


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.

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 3197 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 Margaret M. Davies, 1978 March 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.