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Oral history interview with Otto Wittmann, 1981 October 25

Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001

Museum director


Collection Information

Size: 42 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 45 min.

Summary: An interview of Otto Wittmann conducted 1981 October 25, by Thomas Carr Howe, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Otto Wittman (1911-2001) was a museum director and consultant from Toledo, Ohio.


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 Otto Wittmann, 1981 October 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.