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Oral history interview with George Goodspeed, 1987 Apr. 24-June 3

Oral history interview with George Goodspeed, 1987 Apr. 24-June 3

Goodspeed, George, 1903-

Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 4 sound files : digital, wav file

Summary: An interview of George Goodspeed conducted 1987 Apr. 24-1987 June 3, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Goodspeed speaks of his business from the 1920s through to the present as a rare book, manuscript and print dealer; the antiquarian and topical (as opposed to aesthetic) emphasis of Goodspeed's print department; important clients; trends in taste; the market for prints.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Goodspeed (1903- 1997) is a book dealer from Boston, Mass.

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.

Funding

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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with George Goodspeed, 1987 Apr. 24-June 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.