Oral history interview with Otto Wittmann, 1981 October 25

Wittmann, Otto , b. 1911 d. 2001
Museum director
Active in Toledo, Ohio

Size: Transcript: 42 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 45 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Otto Wittmann conducted 1981 October 25, by Thomas Carr Howe, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note: Otto Wittman (1911-2001) was a museum director and consultant from Toledo, Ohio.

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 Otto Wittmann, 1981 October 25, 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 Otto Wittmann, 1981 October 25, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.