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Oral history interview with George Heard Hamilton, 1982 July 20

Hamilton, George Heard, 1910-2004

Arts administrator, Educator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 2 Sound cassettes, Sound recordings (2 hours, 35 min.); 50 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of George Heard Hamilton conducted 1982 July 20, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Hamilton speaks of his education and teaching career at Yale, 1936-1966; his directorship of the Clark Art Institute, 1966-1977; and of his research and publlications.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Heard Hamilton (1910-2004) was an art historian, art administrator and educator in Williamstown, Mass.


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 .


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 George Heard Hamilton, 1982 July 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.