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Oral history interview with Arline Custer, 1975 April 7

Oral history interview with Arline Custer, 1975 April 7

Custer, Arline, 1909-1975

Librarian

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 13 pages

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 45 min.

Summary: An interview of Arline Custer conducted 1975 April 7, by Garnett McCoy, for the Archives of American Art.

Custer speaks of the early years of the Archives of American Art in Detroit.

Biographical/Historical Note

Arline Custer (1909-1975) was a librarian from Detroit, Michigan. Worked for the Archives of American Art when it first began.

Provenance

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.

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arline Custer, 1975 April 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.