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Oral history interview with Charis Wilson, 1982 March 24

Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009



Collection Information

Size: 30 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 1 min.

Summary: An interview of Charis Wilson conducted by Mimi Luebermann for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charis Wilson (1914-2009) was a writer from Aptos, California. Married to photographer Edward Weston.


This interview is part of the Archives' 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

Transcript available on line.

Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charis Wilson, 1982 March 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.