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Oral history interview with Paul Allen Reed, 1994 Apr. 29

Reed, Paul Allen, 1919-

Art teacher, Painter


Collection Information

Size: Partial transcript: 19 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 33 min. Sound quality is poor. Only a partial transcript was possible.

Summary: An interview with Paul Reed conducted 1994 Apr. 29, by Judith Zilczer, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul Reed (1919-2015) was a painter and art instructor from Washington, D.C.


This interview is 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 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

For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.

Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from: Paul Reed, 3541 N. Utah St., Arlington, Virginia 22207.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paul Allen Reed, 1994 Apr. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.