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Oral history interview with Joan Ankrum, 1964 April 28

Ankrum, Joan, 1913-2001

Dealer, Actor


Collection Information

Size: 13 Pages, Transcript; 1 Item, Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 39 min

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel.

Summary: An interview of Joan Ankrum conducted by Betty Hoag on 1964 April 28 for the Archives of American Art.
Ankrum discusses the career of Morris Broderson, her deaf nephew, including his exhibitions, and his painting, "The Death of Christ."

Biographical/Historical Note

Joan Ankrum (1913-2001) was an art dealer in Los Angeles, California.


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 .

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joan Ankrum, 1964 April 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.