Size: Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel (50 min.) ; 5 in.
Transcript: 58 pages.
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.
Summary: An interview of Carol Summers conducted 1971 May 12, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Summers speaks of Woodstock, N.Y. and travels in United States during his childhood; his parents' interest in art; Marine Corps; Bard College; first woodcuts; on teaching; analysis; communication through art; technical versus artistic aspects of printmaking; technique and procedure in making woodcuts; unusual printing methods; exhibits at Contemporaries and Associated American Artists Galleries; his work; a self-portrait; jewelry; building of his lofts and houses; pottery; Italian government grant for travel in Italy; Guggenheim; his dislike of working on commission; juries; traveling exhibition for Museum of Modern Art; his own collection of prints; and his love of working with tools.