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Oral history interview with Herman Glendenning, 1979 Aug. 9-Oct. 31

Glendenning, Herman W., 1906-1997



Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 2 Sound tape reels, 5 in.; 76 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Herman Glendenning conducted 1979 Aug. 9-Oct. 31, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Herman Glendenning (1906-1997) was a silversmith from Westminster, Mass. Before working on his own, Glendenning apprenticed at Arthur J. Stone Associates in Gardner, Mass., a workshop patterned after English silversmith shops stressing traditional techniques and hand wrought designs.


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 Herman Glendenning, 1979 Aug. 9-Oct. 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.