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Oral history interview with Joy Hakanson Colby, 1977 February 14

Colby, Joy Hakanson, 1925-2014

Art consultant, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 40 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 35 min.

Summary: Interview of Joy Hakanson Colby conducted 1977 February 14, by Cynthia Newman (Helms), for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joy Hakanson Colby (1925-2014) was an art critic and art consultant from Detroit, Michigan.


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.

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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joy Hakanson Colby, 1977 February 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.