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Oral history interview with Royal Cloyd, 1972 May 16

Cloyd, Royal Harrison, 1925-2012

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 sound file : digital, wav file

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 6 min.

Summary: An interview of Royal Cloyd conducted 1972 May 16, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Royal Cloyd (1925- 2012) was the director, Boston Center for the Arts.


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 others.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Royal Cloyd, 1972 May 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.