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Oral history interview with Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson, 1970 Nov. 30-Dec. 17

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson, 1970 Nov. 30-Dec. 17

Parkinson, Elizabeth Bliss, 1907-2001

Art patron, Collector

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 97 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 23 min.

Summary: Interview of Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson conducted 1970 Nov. 30-Dec. 17, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson (1907-2001) was an art collector and patron from New York, N.Y.

Provenance

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson, 1970 Nov. 30-Dec. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.