Oral history interview with Philip Hofer, 1984 Apr. 24

Hofer, Philip , b. 1898 d. 1984
Curator, Art historian, Collector
Active in Cambridge, Mass.

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (90 min.) :

Collection Summary: An interview of Philip Hofer conducted 1984 Apr. 24, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note: Philip Hofer (1898-1984) was a book collector, curator, and art historian at Harvard University. Hofer founded the Department of Prints and Graphics at Harvard University in 1938.

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 administrators.

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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