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Oral history interview with Dorothy Norman, 1979 May 31-1979 June

Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997



Collection Information

Size: 81 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 30 min.

Summary: An interview of Dorothy Norman conducted 1979 May 31-June, by William McNaught for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dorothy Norman (1905-1997) was a photographer from New York, N.Y.


These interviews are 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 online.

Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dorothy Norman, 1979 May 31-1979 June. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.