Oral Histories

Interview of John DeKoven Hill

Fellow in the Taliesin Fellowship under Frank Lloyd Wright. East coast interior designer and architect.”
John deKoven Hill
Frank Lloyd Wright Oral History Program -Design Heritage Project
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design
Biographical Note:
Fellow in the Taliesin Fellowship under Frank Lloyd Wright. East coast interior designer and architect.”
Valentine, Maggie
Hill, John DeKoven
Persons Present:
Hill and Valentine.
Place Conducted:
Taliesin Preservation in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Maggie Valentine, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Texas at San Antonio; B.A., American History, California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA.
Processing of Interview:
Rebecca Stone, oral history assistant, edited the interview. She checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling, and verified proper names. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed.Hill passed away before he was able to review the transcript. Valentine, together with Jack Holzhueter and George A. Talbot III of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, reviewed the transcript and verified proper names. They made minor corrections but no additions.Alex Cline, editor, prepared the table of contents and biographical summary. Stone assembled the interview history. Gail Ostergren, editorial assistant, compiled the index.
16 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This project is a cooperative, interdisciplinary, inter-institutional effort by the Oral History Program, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, and is intended to preserve the recollections of selected former associates of Frank Lloyd Wright from 1932 to 1959. It is funded in part by a grant from the Design Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts.