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Oral history interview with Gordon Orear, 1977 Mar. 22

Orear, Gordon, 1923-



Collection Information

Size: 88 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tapes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 30 min.

Summary: An interview of Gordon Orear conducted 1977 Mar. 22, by Linda Abramsky, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gordon Orear (1923- ) is a ceramist from Detroit, Mich.


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 Gordon Orear, 1977 Mar. 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.