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Oral history interview with Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, 1979 June 20

Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986

Curator, Museum director, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 24 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 30 min.

Summary: An interview of Adelyn Breeskin conducted 1979 June 20, by Julie Haifley, for the Archives of American Art.
Breeskin speaks of her childhood and growing up in Baltimore; attending Bryn Mawr College and Radcliffe; her art work; the influence of Katherine B. Child; the Stuart Club; travel abroad; the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Gallery; prints and printmaking; teaching; the Garrett Collection of prints; and published writings on Mary Cassatt.

Biographical/Historical Note

Adelyn Dohme Breeskin (1896-1986) was an art historian and curator from Baltimore, Maryland. and Washington, D.C.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Language Note

English .


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

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3196 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, 1979 June 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.