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Oral history interview with Samuel Franklin Hershey, 1981 Nov. 18-1984 Mar. 15

Oral history interview with Samuel Franklin Hershey, 1981 Nov. 18-1984 Mar. 15

Hershey, Samuel Franklin, 1904-1987

Painter

Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 5 sound cassettes.

Summary: An interview of Samuel Hershey conducted 1981 Nov.18-1984 Mar. 15, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel F. Hershey (1904-1987) was a designer and instructor of design at Harvard University during the 1940s, an administrator at the Rhode Island School of Design during the 1950s and 1960s, and the Acting Chairman of the Department of Design in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, during the 1970s.

Provenance

These interviews are 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.

Funding

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Samuel Franklin Hershey, 1981 Nov. 18-1984 Mar. 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.