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Oral history interview with Ralph F. Colin, 1965 March 12

Colin, Ralph F., 1900-1985

Dealer, Collector, Lawyer


Collection Information

Size: 58 Pages Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 24 min.

Summary: An interview of Ralph Colin conducted 1965 March 12, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ralph F. Colin (1900-1985) was an art collector from New York, New York.


Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ralph F. Colin, 1965 March 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.