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Oral history interview with Margaret T. Bruce, 1963 October 11

Oral history interview with Margaret T. Bruce, 1963 October 11

Bruce, Margaret T.

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 15 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 39 min.

Summary: An interview of Margaret T. Bruce conducted by Harlan Phillips on 1963 October 11 for the Archives of American Art.

Bruce speaks of her husband, Edward Bruce, his family and educational background; his early career in law, foreign trade and lobbying; his career change to painting during the Depression; living in Italy; and his experiences as an administrator for the Treasury Relief Art Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret T. Bruce is the wife of Edward Bruce, administrator of the Treasury Relief Art Project, Washington, D.C.

Provenance

This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

Transcript: microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Margaret T. Bruce, 1963 October 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.