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Oral history interview with Edgar Breitenbach, 1975 February 18

Breitenbach, Edgar, 1903-1977

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 95 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 52 min.

Summary: An interview of Edgar Breitenbach conducted 1975 February 18, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edgar Breitenbach (1903-1977) was an art historian from Chevy Chase, Maryland.


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 .


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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edgar Breitenbach, 1975 February 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.