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Oral history interview with Margaret Mallory, 1981 Oct. 25

Mallory, Margaret, 1911-1998

Collector, Filmmaker


Collection Information

Size: 9 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 26 min.

Summary: An interview of Margaret Mallory conducted 1981 Oct. 25, by Thomas Carr Howe, for the Archives of American Art.
Mallory speaks of the development of her interest in art and other fields; her career as a collector; and a William Merritt Chase retrospective she organized. She recalls the curator Ala Story.

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret Mallory (1911-1998) was a collector and filmmaker from Montecito, Calif.


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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Margaret Mallory, 1981 Oct. 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.