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Franklin W. Robinson interviews, 1992 Jan. 28 - Feb 26

Robinson, Franklin Westcott

Museum director, Historian


Collection Information

Size: 4 sound cassettes + 10 p. summary

Summary: Interviews of Franklin W. Robinson conducted by George M. Goodwin. Also included is a ten page summary by Goodwin.
Robinson discusses his childhood in Providence, Rhode Island; years at Harvard where Paul Sachs was a role model; his career; various museum directors; and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Biographical/Historical Note

Museum director, historian. Director, Williams College Museum of Art, 1975-1979; Director, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1979-1992; Director, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 1992- .


Donated by Franklin W. Robinson and George M. Goodwin in 1992.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Untranscribed interview; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.

How to Cite This Collection

Franklin W. Robinson interviews, 1992 Jan. 28 - Feb 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.