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Edwin Bergman interviews, 1984 Aug. 21-Dec. 21

Edwin Bergman interviews, 1984 Aug. 21-Dec. 21

Bergman, Edwin, 1917-1986


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording 2 sound cassettes

Transcript 76 p.

Summary: An interview of Edwin Bergman conducted by Patricia Erens.

Bergman speaks of his family background and youth in Chicago; early philanthropic activities in Jewish organizations; beginning his art collection; other collectors he has been associated with; meeting Joseph Cornell, getting to know him and collecting his work; his philosophy of collecting; the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and its history; his service on the Museum's board of trustees; why, in his opinion, there are so many Jewish collectors in Chicago; his civic activities.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art collector; Chicago, Ill.


Donated 1986 by the American Jewish Committee.

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