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Oral history interview with Alvin Ross, 1964-1968

Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 15 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape and 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 15 min.

Summary: An interview of Alvin Ross conducted 1964-1968, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alvin Ross (1920-1975) was a painter and educator of Provincetown, Mass.


This interview is part of the Archives' 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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alvin Ross, 1964-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.