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Oral history interview with Charles Willard Moore, 1984 Dec. 28

Moore, Charles Willard, 1925-1993



Collection Information

Size: 69 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 44 min.

Summary: An interview of Charles Willard Moore conducted 1984 Dec. 28, by Sally Woodbridge, for the Archives of American Art.
Moore speaks of his childhood and family history; his education; the influence of Roger Bailey; moving to San Francisco to work; teaching architecture; his U.S. Army service; the influence of Japanese architecture; Louis Kahn's influence; his opinions of architectural education, and the changes that have occurred in it in the past two decades; the future of architecture and his hopes for it.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Willard Moore (1925-1993) was an architect from Los Angeles, Calif.


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.

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 Charles Willard Moore, 1984 Dec. 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.