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Oral history interview with Daniel Catton Rich, 1970 November 11-23

Rich, Daniel Catton, 1904-1976

Museum director, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 69 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 14 min.

Summary: An interview of Daniel Catton Rich conducted 1970 November 11-23, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Catton Rich (1904-1976) was an art administrator and lecturer in Chicago Ill. and Worcester, Mass. Rich held positions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum.


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.

How to Use This Collection

This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Daniel Catton Rich, 1970 November 11-23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.