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Oral history interview with Dows Dunham, 1971 October 19

Dunham, Dows, 1890-1984



Collection Information

Size: 26 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 33 min.

Summary: An interview of Dows Dunham conducted 1971 October 19, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Discusses his development of an interest in art as a young man and his interest in Egyptian art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dows Dunham (1890-1984) was a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.


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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dows Dunham, 1971 October 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.