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Oral history interview with Henry E. Scott, 1980 May 30-June 23

Scott, Henry Edwards, 1900-1990



Collection Information

Size: 4 sound files (3 hours, 33 min.) : digital, wav file

Format: Originally recorded on 2 tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 33 min.

Summary: An interview of Henry E. Scott conducted 1980 May 30-June 23, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Scott speaks of his childhood; his education at Harvard and in Italy under Edward Waldo Forbes; his teaching positions at Harvard, the University of Pittsburgh, Amherst College, and the University of Kansas; teaching aircraft identification during World War II; and his research on New England architecture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry E. Scott (1900-1990) was a painter and educator from Massachusetts and California.


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 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 Henry E. Scott, 1980 May 30-June 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.