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Oral history interview with W. Hawkins Ferry, 1974 Jan. 17

Ferry, W. Hawkins, 1913-1988

Collector, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 Sound tape reel, 7 in.; 20 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of W. Hawkins Ferry conducted 1974 Jan. 17, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

W. Hawkins Ferry (1913-1988) was an art collector and patron from Grosse Pointe, Mich.


This interview is 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 W. Hawkins Ferry, 1974 Jan. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.