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Oral history interview with Joseph Green Butler, 1977 July 13-14

Butler, Joseph Green, 1901-1981

Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 77 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 48 min.

Summary: An interview of Joseph Green Butler conducted 1977 July 13-14, by Louise Bruner, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Green Butler (1901-1981) was an art administrator and painter from Youngstown, Ohio.


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 this interview was provided by Matilda Wilson. 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 Joseph Green Butler, 1977 July 13-14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.