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Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987

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Series 4:Interviews and Lectures, 1951-1968
2.3 Linear feet
Boxes 1-4

Materials consist of sound recordings of interviews, lectures, and panel discussions that Conant participated in during the 1960s. Among the recordings is a collection from the "Contemporary Artist on Art" series for 1960, which also includes transcript files.
The collection of audio cassettes and reels were in no discernible order before processing, as reflected in the container listing.
Some of the sound recordings in this collection have been copied for research access and digital copies are available in the Archives of American Art offices.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Howard Conant Rehearsing Lectures About His Artwork, 1965 February 15
1 Sound cassette
1
69
1
Marshall McLuhan, Jacob Blumner, and Howard Somers Conant Discussion at Fordham University, 1967 October 25
1 Sound cassette
1
69
2
John Opper Seminar Discussion, 1968 April
1 Sound cassette
1
69
3
Interview with Irving Kaufman, 1967 October 27
2 Sound cassettes
1
70
1-2
Yayoi Kusama Interview, 1968 February 15
1 Sound cassette
1
70
3
"Contemporary Artists on Art," Hale Woodruff and Hilaire Hiler Transcript, 1960 October 20
2
1
"Contemporary Artists on Art," Ilya Bolotowsky and Louise Nevelson Transcript, 1960 October 27
2
2
"Contemporary Artists on Art," Reuben Nakian and John Humphrey Transcript, 1960 November 10
2
3
"Contemporary Artists on Art," Ruth Volmer and Robert Motherwell Transcript, 1960 December 1
2
4
"Contemporary Artists on Art," Milton Resnick and Balcomb Greene Transcript, 1960 December 8
2
5
"Contemporary Artists on Art," Interview Recordings, 1960
10 Sound tape reels
Interviews with Hale Woodruff and Hilaire Hire; Ilya Bolotowsky and Louise Nevelson; Helen Frankenthaler and Balcomb Green; Reuben Nakian and John Humphrey; Esteban Vicente, John Opper, and George J. McNeil; Robert Motherwell and Ruth Volmer; Milton Resnick and Balcomb Greene.
2
6-8
Institute for the Study of Art and Education Conference 1964, 1964 October 8-9
20 Sound tape reels
2
9-18
Institute for the Study of art and Education Conference 1964, 1960 October 8-9
4 Sound tape reels
3
1-2
Institute for the Study of art and Education Conference 1967, 1967 November 17
1 Sound tape reel
3
3
1
Institute for the Study of art and Education Conference 1968, 1968 November 9
1 Sound tape reel
3
3
2
Institute for the Study of art and Education Conference 1968, 1968 November 9
2 Sound tape reels
3
4
Frederick John Kiesler Lecture, 1960
4 Sound tape reels
3
5-6
Adolph Gottlieb Lecture, 1965 August 20
1 Sound tape reel
3
7
1
Frederick John Kiesler Lecture, 1964 August
1 Sound tape reel
3
7
2
Buckminster Fuller Address in Harrisburg, PA, 1966 June
2 Sound tape reels
3
8
Stephen Greene, Robert Morris, and Jack Tworkov Panel Discussion, 1966 November 17
2 Sound tape reels
3
9
Interview with Ray Parker, John Opper, Tania, 1965
1 Sound tape reel
3
10
1
Sound Recording of Educational Television Program on Art Activities for Children, 1951 December 13-20
1 Sound tape reel
3
10
2
Panel Discussion, "The Art Student and the Future of the Avant-Garde", 1966 November 29
7 Sound tape reels
3
11-14
Panel Discussion, "Architectural Synthesis in Modern Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, and Urban Design", 1965 October 22
5 Sound tape reels
3
15-17
Howard Somers Conant Lecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1965 May 8
1 Sound tape reel
3
18
Interview with Robert Motherwell, 1964 November 8
3 Sound tape reels
4
1-2
James N. Wines Slide Lecture on Sculpture, circa 1960
3 Sound tape reels
4
3-4

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