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Archives of American Art sound recordings, 1957-1979


Collection Information

Size: 15 Sound tape reels; 7 in. +

Format: Originally recorded as 15 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 20 digital wav files. Duration is 19 hrs., 29 min.

Summary: Recordings of Archives of American Art (AAA) sponsored events.

Included are: AAA benefit dinner, 1957, with speakers Al Capp, Irving Burton, and E.P. (Edgar Preston) Richardson; a steering committee meeting of the AAA, May 27 and June 12, 1959 (partially transcribed 5 pages); a conference, March 1961; a seminar, April 6-7, 1962; and a lecture (7 pages) delivered by E.P. Richardson at the annual meeting of held at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, February 2, 1962. Also included are the proceedings of AAA's twenty-fifth anniversary dinner held in Washington, D.C., November 8, 1979. Speakers include S. Dillon Ripley, Gilbert Kinney, W. E. Woolfenden and Eloise Spaeth.


Recorded for the Archives of American Art.


Funding for the digital preservation of these recordings was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

How to Use This Collection

Use requires an appointment. Patrons must use transcript for transcribed recordings.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Archives of American Art sound recordings, 1957-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.