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Amy Bess Miller Williams Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1985

Amy Bess Miller Williams (b.1912 d.2003)

Arts Administrator, Hancock, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert Brown

Interview of Amy Bess Williams Miller, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Hancock, Massachusetts, on July 10, 1985. Miller speaks of her awareness of the Shakers in her childhood, through visits to their communities; her further acquaintance with them, and her interest in collecting Shaker objects upon moving to Pittsfield, Mass. in the 1930s; her involvement in a group which purchased the Shakers' property in Hancock, Mass. in the late 1950s; restoration and educational programs developed at Hancock since then; current plans to establish a library and research center at Hancock.

Marilyn Minter Oral History Interview Conducted by Judith Richards for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2011

JUDITH RICHARDS: This is Judith Richards interviewing Marilyn Minter in her studio in New York City on November 29th, 2011, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, disc one.

Marilyn, I'd like to start with asking you about your family background, as far back as you want to go, certainly to grandparents, and especially noting those who you knew personally and talk about their names and their occupations and then your parents, and then we'll go to you.

Mary-Anne Martin Oral History Interview Conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

JAMES McELHINNEY: This is James McElhinney speaking with Mary-Anne Martin at her gallery, 23 West—

MARY-ANNE MARTIN: East.

JAMES McELHINNEY: West, East—

MARY-ANNE MARTIN: 23 East 73rd Street.

JAMES McELHINNEY: East 73rd Street in New York on Wednesday, the 8th of July, 2009. Good afternoon.

MARY-ANNE MARTIN: Good afternoon.

JAMES McELHINNEY: May I ask, when was the first time you became aware of being in the presence of a work of art?

Vladimir Kagan Oral History Interview Conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2010

MIJA RIEDEL:  This Mija Riedel with Vladimir Kagan on June tenth at his studio and home in Nantucket, Massachusetts, for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. And this is disc number one. Good morning.

VLADIMIR KAGAN: Good morning.

MIJA REIDEL: Let's start at the beginning, where and when were you born?

VLADIMIR KAGAN: I was born in Germany, a little town called Worms on the Rhine in 1927, August 29.

MIJA REIDEL: August 29, I see.

VLADIMIR KAGAN: I'm a Virgo.

MIJA REIDEL: Ah, that explains so much. [Laughs.]

Mervin Jules Oral History Interview Conducted by Dorothy Seckler for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1968

DOROTHY SECKLER: This is Dorothy Seckler interviewing Mervin Jules in Provincetown on August 27, 1968. Mervin, I know you've just returned from a very important trip to Japan and I'd like to have you in your own words put on the record the significance of the trip, how you happened to take it, and something about the experiences there that would affect you as an artist.

Robert P. Coggins Oral History Interview Conducted by Liza Kirwin for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1985

ARTIST NAME (b.)

Physician and Art Collector, Marietta, Georgia

Interviewer: Liza Kirwin

Interview with Robert P. Coggins, conducted by Liza Kirwin for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Coggins's home in Marietta, Georgia, on September 26, 1985. Coggins speaks of his family and educational background; growing up in Marietta, Georgia; his first purchase of English portraits and Dutch still lifes; his decision to concentrate on collecting Southern American art; his interest in various southern painters including Willie M. Chambers, Nell Choate Jones, Elliott Daingerfield, and Thomas Addison Richards; efforts to refine and expand the collection by acquiring art that captures the "tranquil, slow, relaxed politeness of the true South"; and his continuing struggle to be accepted by art historians and museum officials.

Total: 2 digital files; 1:04:10; 16 pages

Liliana Porter Oral History Interview Conducted by Judith Olch Richards for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2012

JUDITH OLCH RICHARDS:  This is Judith Richards interviewing Liliana Porter in Rhinebeck, NY, at her home and studio in Rhinebeck, NY, on June 27, 2012, for the Archives of American Art Smithsonian Institution, disc one. So, Liliana, it's a pleasure to be here. Thank you very much. Let's start with your family background, if you don't mind, and both sides of your family, way before you were born or as far back as you want to go, and then come to exactly when and where you were born.

Nina Yankowitz Oral History Interview Conducted by Christopher Lyon for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2018

CHRISTOPHER LYON:  So this is Christopher Lyon. I'm interviewing Nina Yankowitz at her home and studio in Manhattan on May 1, 2018. Thank you for submitting to this ordeal. No, not really—

NINA YANKOWITZ:  Not an ordeal.

Leroy Davis and Cecily Langdale Davis Oral History Interview Conducted by Avis Berman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2007

AVIS BERMAN: [In progress.] [This is Avis Berman]—recording Roy Davis and Cecily Langdale for the Archives of American Art oral history program on June 26, 2007, in their gallery on East 60th Street. And I ask this of everyone, would you each state your full name and date of birth?

LEROY DAVIS: Leroy Davis, October 1, 1922.

CECILY LANGDALE DAVIS: Cecily Langdale Davis, July 27, 1939.

AVIS BERMAN: Okay. Roy, I am going to begin with you. And you were born in Philadelphia, and could you tell me a little bit about your parents and your background?

Athena Tacha Oral History Interview Conducted by Avis Berman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

AVIS BERMAN: This is Avis Berman recording Athena Tacha for the Archives of American Art, General Services Administration oral history project, on December 4, 2009, in her studio in Washington, D.C.

Now, I always start the same way with everyone. Would you please state your full name and date of birth?

ATHENA TACHA: Athena Tacha, married Spear, born in Greece, Larissa, on April 23, 1936.

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