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Oral history interview with Karl Kup, 1970 Mar. 5

Kup, Karl, 1903-1981

Curator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 35 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 59 min.

Summary: An interview of Karl Kup conducted 1970 Mar. 5, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Karl Kup (1903-1981) was the curator of the Spencer Collection and keeper of prints, New York Public Library, New York City.


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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Karl Kup, 1970 Mar. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.