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Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers, 1958-1969

Gore, Marian L.

Radio interviewer

Collection Information

Size: 2.2 Linear feet

Summary: The Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1969, with all sound recordings dated between 1962 and 1964. The core of the collection consists of 37 radio programs recorded by Marian Gore for KPFK radio in Los Angeles, California, consisting of interviews with artists, collectors, gallerists, and museum curators. A series of artist files contains notes, correspondence and other materials related to her interview subjects, and a printed materials series contains mainly exhibition posters, programs, and announcements produced by the art spaces with which her subjects were affiliated.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marian L. Gore (1914-2009) volunteered as a radio interviewer for KPFK between 1962-1964, conducting a series of interviews with Los Angeles-area artists, curators, collectors, and gallerists in response to a growing awareness of Los Angeles' rapidly growing role as a creative center and art market.


Donated 1997 by Marian Gore.

Language Note

The collection is in English.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources "Hidden Collections" grant program.