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Oral history interview with Bartlett H. Hayes, 1974 July-1975 May 1

Hayes, Bartlett H., 1904-1988

Arts administrator, Educator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 230 Pages, Transcript; 10 Items, Sound recording: 10 sound files (8 hours, 30 min.), digital, wav file

Summary: An interview of Bartlett H. Hayes conducted 1974 July-1975 May 1, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Hayes recalls his career as administrator and educator at the Addison Gallery of Art at Andover Academy. He uses museum files and publications throughout to guide the direction of the interview, reading from letters and essays.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bartlett H. Hayes (1904-1988) was a museum director and art administrator from Boston, Mass.


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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bartlett H. Hayes, 1974 July-1975 May 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.