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Tom Van Sant Oral History Interview Conducted by Jo Lauria for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2008

JO LAURIA:  Tom, can you just say your name one more time, please?

TOM VAN SANT:  Tom Van Sant.

JO LAURIA:  Okay. And let's just establish a general chronology. Tell us when and where you were born.

TOM VAN SANT:  I was born in Los Angeles in 1931. My father was born in Santa Monica in 1898, so the family has been here awhile.

Raymond J. Kaskey Oral History Interview Conducted by Avis Berman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

RAYMOND J. KASKEY:  Yes.

AVIS BERMAN:  So this was Professor Schmertz?

RAYMOND J. KASKEY:  Robert Schmertz, yes, of the banjo fame.

AVIS BERMAN:  I guess I—

RAYMOND J. KASKEY:  Oh, he was famous for writing these funny folk songs about architecture and Pittsburgh.

Olga HIrshhorn Oral History Interview Conducted by Nora Halpern for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2006

NORA HALPERN:  So, if you want to tell me your name and spell your name?

OLGA HIRSHHORN:  My name is Olga Hirshhorn.  O-l-g-a H-i-r-s-h-H-o-r-n.  I'd like to say here at this point that there is a difference between pronouncing my name "Ahlga" and Olga, and I never bothered correcting anyone until maybe ten years ago or so, because I grew up as "Ahlga," as though it were A-H-L-G-A—my teachers, my parents, my children, you know.  I mean my sister and brother.  Anyway, but as I've gotten older, you know, I feel I should be more known as "Ahlga" rather than Olga.

Williams Bartman Oral History Interview Conducted by John Zinsser for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2005

JOHN ZINSSER:  This is disc one of the William Bartman interview, for Archives of American Art.  You getting any sound on that?  Okay.  Bill? 

WILLIAM BARTMAN:  Yes, sir.

JOHN ZINSSER:  We are at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and it is September 13, 2005.

Bill, because we're going to do an oral autobiography we can skip around, but I thought we should in fact start with some facts about your life, so—

WILLIAM BARTMAN:  Okay.

JOHN ZINSSER: —if you could tell us where you were born?

Conger Metcalf Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1982

Conger Metcalf (b.1914 d.1998)

Painter and Educator, Boston, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert Brown

Interview with Conger Metcalf, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 12, 1982.

Total: 4 digital files; 2:28:00; 41 pages

Harold James Brennan Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1982

Harold James Brennan (b.1903 d.1989)

Crafts Administrator, Sunderland, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert Brown

Interview with Harold James Brennan, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Sunderland, Massachusetts, on February 16, 1982.

Total: 3 digital files; 2:25:02; 36 pages

Robert Carlton Joy Oral History Interview Conducted by Sandra Curtis Levy for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1979

Robert Carlton Joy (b.1910 d.1993)

Painter, Houston, Texas

Interviewer: Sandra Curtis Levy

Interview with Robert Carlton Joy, conducted by Sandra Curtis Levy for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 1979 .

Total: 1 digital files; 1:36:59; 31 pages

Elizabeth Mongan Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1979

Elizabeth Mongan (b.1909 d.2002)

Sister of Agnes Mongan, Rockport, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert Brown

Interview with Elizabeth Mongan, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Rockport, Massachusetts, on September 18, 1979.

Total: 1 digital file; 1:04:00; 23 pages

Virgil Ellsworth Poling Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1980

Virgil Ellsworth Poling (b.1908 d.2001)

Craftsman and Art Administrator, Little Deer Isle, Maine

Interviewer: Robert Brown

Interview with Virgil Ellsworth Poling, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Little Deer Isle, Maine, on February 8, 1980.

Total: 2 digital files; 1:41:00; 30 pages

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