Size: 7 Sound discs, Sound recording: master (400 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.; 6 Cassettes, Sound recording, duplicate
Format: Originally recorded on 7 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 36 min.
Summary: An interview of Anne Truitt conducted 2002 April-August, by Anne Louise Bayly, for the Archives of American Art, in Washington, D.C.
Truitt speaks of her childhood in Easton, Maryland, the landscape, her parents, her early schooling and childhood friends; visiting her relative in Charlottesville, Virginia.; the mountains in N.C.; attending Bryn Mawr; studying psychology; working as a nurse; her marriage to James Truitt; the birth of her children and motherhood; studying Japanese; living in Japan and her work there; her first exposure to art; her beginning to sculpt; studying sculpture; working as an artist; exhibitions at Andre Emmerich Gallery and the Minami Gallery; Heracletus; Latin and its relation to her work; teaching at Mount Vernon Seminar, the Madeira School and the University of Maryland; and Yaddo. She recalls Katherine Graham, Clement Greenberg, James Lee Byars, Ramon Osuna, Sam Francis, Anthony Armstrong Jones, Beverly Pepper, and David Smith.