Oral history interview with Arline Custer, 1975 April 7

Custer, Arline , b. 1909 d. 1975
Active in Detroit, Mich.

Size: Transcript: 13 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 45 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Arline Custer conducted 1975 April 7, by Garnett McCoy, for the Archives of American Art.

Custer speaks of the early years of the Archives of American Art in Detroit.

Biographical/Historical Note: Arline Custer (1909-1975) was a librarian from Detroit, Michigan. Worked for the Archives of American Art when it first began.

This interview is 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 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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