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Oral history interview with Betty Bryson Woodhouse, 1979 May 24

Oral history interview with Betty Bryson Woodhouse, 1979 May 24

Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs, 1899-1988

Collection Information

Size: 1 sound cassette.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 39 min. At Woodhouse's request, the tape recorder was periodically turned off during the interview, hence, only portions are available.

Summary: An interview of Betty Bryson Woodhouse conducted 1979 May 24, by Garnett McCoy, for the Archives of American Art.

Woodhouse reminisces about her father, painter and Metropolitan Museum of Art curator, Bryson Burroughs, Bernard Berenson, Reginald Marsh and other figures in the American art scene of the early 20th century.

Biographical/Historical Note

Betty Burroughs Woodhouse (1899-1988) was the daughter of Bryson Burroughs and lived in Little Compton, R.I.

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 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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Betty Bryson Woodhouse, 1979 May 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.