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Margery Hoffman Smith papers relating to Timberline Lodge, Oregon, 1939-1948

Smith, Margery Hoffman, 1888-1981

Painter, Designer, Folk artist


Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel, ca. 280 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence; writings, speeches and notes; clippings and other printed material; a list of requisitions for interior decoration; sketches; correspondence of Emerson J. Griffith, State Administrator for Oregon's Works Progress Administration; lyrics of George Natanson's song "Hail to Timberline"; and photographs of Griffith and Floyd Dell at Timberline Lodge. Also included is correspondence regarding the WPA crafts exhibit at the New York World's Fair.

Biographical/Historical Note

Margery Hoffman Smith (1888-1981) was a painter, craftsman, and interior decorator from San Francisco, California. Smith was art director for the Timberline Lodge project on Mount Hood, Oregon, which was built under the authority of the WPA in the 1940s. She became the assistant state director of the Federal Art Project in Oregon.


Lent by Sarah Munro, 1982, who served as the Vice President of Friends of Timberline.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, Sarah Munro, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2550 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Margery Hoffman Smith papers relating to Timberline Lodge, Oregon, 1939-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.