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Oral history interview with Agnes Mongan, 1979 June 19-Aug. 30

Mongan, Agnes, 1905-1996

Curator, Museum director


Collection Information

Size: 131 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 52 min.

Summary: An interview of Agnes Mongan conducted 1979 June 19-Aug. 30, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Agnes Mongan (1905-1996) was an art historian, curator, and director at Fogg Art Museum.


These interviews are 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

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Agnes Mongan, 1979 June 19-Aug. 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.