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Oral history interview with Allen Stuart Weller, 1992 May 1

Oral history interview with Allen Stuart Weller, 1992 May 1

Weller, Allen Stuart, 1907-1997

Art historian, Museum director, Teacher

Collection Information

Size: 1 sound cassette.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 28 min.

Summary: An interview of Allen Stuart Weller conducted 1992 May 1, by Stephen Polcari, for the Archives of American Art. Weller discusses his early training and his teaching career; traveling to Europe in the 1920s; the first American art courses offered at Princeton; working with the army to preserve monuments during WWII; teaching modern art during the 1950s; and the beginnings of the College Art Association.

Biographical/Historical Note

Allen Stuart Weller (1907-1997) is an art historian, educator, and director of the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois.

Provenance

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 administrators.

Funding

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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Allen Stuart Weller, 1992 May 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.