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Oral history interview with Ruth Pershing Uhler, 1965 May 11

Uhler, Ruth Pershing, 1898-1969, Uhler, Ruth Pershing, 1898-1969

Muralist, Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 11 Pages, Transcript

Format: Interview of Victor Alessandro is also on this tape.

Summary: An interview of Ruth Pershing Uhler conducted 1965 May 11, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Uhler speaks of her background and education; becoming involved with the Public Works of Art Project working on a mural project for the public library in Houston; going to work for the Museum of Fine Arts; the history of the Museum; the growth of its collection; the Index of American Design; the importance of the Museum of Fine Arts to the community.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Pershing Uhler (1898-1969) was a painter, mural painter, and art administrator from Houston, Texas.


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.

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 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Use requires an appointment.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ruth Pershing Uhler, 1965 May 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.