Oral history interview with Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, 1979 August 1-14

Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme , b. 1896 d. 1986
Curator, Art historian, Museum director
Active in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.

Size: Transcript 53 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 32 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Adelyn Dohme Breeskin conducted 1979 August 1-14, by Julia Haifley, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note: Adelyn Dohme Breeskin (1986-1986) was a museum director and art historian from Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

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.

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.

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This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, 1979 August 1-14, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Note: This typewritten transcript was scanned and run through optical character recognition software (OCR). However, the resulting OCR text has not been reviewed or edited for accuracy.



This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, 1979 August 1-14, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.