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Benna Miller video interviews with Richmond Barthe, 1986

Miller, Benna



Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Approximately 5 hours of video footage of interviews with sculptor Richmond Barthe (1909-1989) conducted by Benna Miller on March 15-16, 1986 for a video segment about Barthe produced by Ventura Cable Company, Ventura, California. Barthe can be seen working in his studio in Pasadena, California.

Biographical/Historical Note

Benna Miller was a dance teacher in Ventura, California who worked part time for Ventura Cable Company. Miller became interested in Richmond Barthe after viewing one of his sculptures and produced a video about him for the cable station.


The Benna Miller video interviews with Richmond Barthe was donated in 2019 by Benna Miller, as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

How to Cite This Collection

Benna Miller video interviews with Richmond Barthe, 1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.