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Oral history interview with Ray Scott, 1977 March 26-July 14

Scott, Ray

Arts administrator, Art patron


Collection Information

Size: 54 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 37 min.

Summary: An interview of E. Ray Scott conducted 1977 March 26-July 14, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ray Scott was the director of the Michigan Council for the Arts.


These interviews are 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 Ray Scott, 1977 March 26-July 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.