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Oral history interview with Meyer and Vivian Potamkin, 1974 Oct. 30-1975 Mar. 4

Oral history interview with Meyer and Vivian Potamkin, 1974 Oct. 30-1975 Mar. 4

Potamkin, Meyer P., 1909-2001

Philanthropist, Businessperson, Collector

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 144 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.

Summary: An interview of Meyer and Vivian Potamkin conducted 1974 Oct. 30-1975 Mar. 4, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Meyer (1909-2001) and Vivian Potamkin (1915-2002) were art collectors from Philadelphia, Pa.

Provenance

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

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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Meyer and Vivian Potamkin, 1974 Oct. 30-1975 Mar. 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.