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Oral history interview with James Lawrence, 1978 Mar. 8

Lawrence, James, 1906-1995



Collection Information

Size: 1 sound file (29 min.) : digital, wav file

Format: Originally recorded on 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 29 min.

Summary: An interview with James Lawrence conducted 1978 Mar. 8, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Lawrence speaks of the competition for the design of the Boston City Hall.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Lawrence (1906-1995) was an architect from Brookline, 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.


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 James Lawrence, 1978 Mar. 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.