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Oral history interview with David M. Solinger, 1977 May 6

Solinger, David M., 1906-1996

Collector, Arts administrator, Lawyer


Collection Information

Size: 1 sound tape reel 5 in.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 58 min.

Summary: An interview with David M. Solinger conducted 1977 May 6, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

David M. Solinger (1906-1996) was an art collector and patron from New York, N.Y.


These interviews are 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.


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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with David M. Solinger, 1977 May 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.