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Oral history interview with Daniel Millsaps, 1971 May 24

Millsaps, Daniel, 1929-1982

Dealer, Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 25 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Daniel Millsaps conducted 1971 May 24, by Barry Schwartz and Laurin Raikin, for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.
Millsaps speaks of his background and the development of his interest in the arts; his involvement in community arts shows in Washington, D.C.; the origins of his publication, "Artsletter;" the politics of arts funding; improving arts funding on the local and community level; bureaucratic problems artists encounter; and the future of arts funding.

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Millsaps (1929-1982) was a painter and writer from Washington, D.C.


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 .

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Daniel Millsaps, 1971 May 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.