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Oral history interview with Michael Whitney Straight, circa 1971

Straight, Michael Whitney, 1916-2004

Author, Publisher, Art patron


Collection Information

Size: 27 Pages, Transcript

Summary: Interview of Michael Whitney Straight conducted by Laurin Raikin and Barry Schwartz for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Michael Whitney Straight (1916- ) is an arts administrator and an art collector in Washington, D.C.


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

Item is a transcript.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Michael Whitney Straight, circa 1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.