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Oral history interview with John Gilmore, 1991 Sept. 5

Oral history interview with John Gilmore, 1991 Sept. 5

Gilmore, John, 1910-


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound cassette

Summary: An interview of John Gilmore conducted 1991 Sept. 5, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Gilmore recalls his childhood in Madison, Wis.; growing up in a house built by Frank Lloyd Wright; living in the Phillipines; becoming interested in art history through his sister, Elizabeth Gilmore Holt; his career as a lawyer for the Treasury Dept. in Washington, D.C.; and his involvement in the creation of the American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic Monuments in War Areas.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Gilmore (1910- ) is a lawyer from Washington, D.C.


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 administrators.


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 John Gilmore, 1991 Sept. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.