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Oral history interview with Nancy Yaw, 1981 June 8

Yaw, Nancy



Collection Information

Size: 54 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.

Summary: An interview of Nancy Yaw conducted 1981 June 8, by Jean O'Korn, for the Archives of American Art.
Yaw speaks of establishing the Yaw Gallery; exhibitions; her interest in crafts; crafts vs. fine art; collectors and patrons; the future of the gallery; and the Michigan art market.

Biographical/Historical Note

Nancy Yaw is an art dealer from Birmingham, Michigan.


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 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 Nancy Yaw, 1981 June 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.