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Oral history interview with Philip Hofer, 1984 Apr. 24

Oral history interview with Philip Hofer, 1984 Apr. 24

Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984

Curator, Art historian, Collector

Overview

Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (90 min.) :

Summary: An interview of Philip Hofer conducted 1984 Apr. 24, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Philip Hofer (1898-1984) was a book collector, curator, and art historian at Harvard University. Hofer founded the Department of Prints and Graphics at Harvard University in 1938.

Provenance

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

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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Philip Hofer, 1984 Apr. 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.