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Oral history interview with Frank Schoonover, 1966 April 6

Schoonover, Frank Earle, 1877-1972



Collection Information

Size: 23 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.

Summary: An interview of Frank Schoonover conducted 1966 April 6, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Schoonover speaks of his first meeting with Howard Pyle; studying under Pyle at Drexel Institute and at Pyle's own school; Pyle's work for "Harper's"; working for "Harper's" himself as an illustrator; Pyle's contribution to illustration; and meeting Maxfield Parrish.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) was an illustrator, from Wilmington, Delaware.


This interview is 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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Frank Schoonover, 1966 April 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.