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Oral history interview with Ruth Snyderman, 1990 June 22

Snyderman, Ruth, 1937-

Gallery owner


Collection Information

Size: 76 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 45 min.

Summary: An interview of Ruth Snyderman conducted 1990 June 22, by Richard Polsky, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Snyderman speaks of her family, her education, the Works Gallery in Philadelphia, the changes in the crafts field over her 25 years in business, and the development of the South Street - Society Hill section of Philadelphia.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Snyderman (1937- ) is an art gallery owner and art dealer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded and owns Works Gallery.


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

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4780 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 Ruth Snyderman, 1990 June 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.