Amy Bess Miller Williams (b.1912 d.2003)
Arts Administrator, Hancock, Massachusetts
Interviewer: Robert Brown
Interview of Amy Bess Williams Miller, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Hancock, Massachusetts, on July 10, 1985. Miller speaks of her awareness of the Shakers in her childhood, through visits to their communities; her further acquaintance with them, and her interest in collecting Shaker objects upon moving to Pittsfield, Mass. in the 1930s; her involvement in a group which purchased the Shakers' property in Hancock, Mass. in the late 1950s; restoration and educational programs developed at Hancock since then; current plans to establish a library and research center at Hancock.