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Duane Michals Oral History Interview Conducted by Chris Lyon for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2016

CHRISTOPHER LYON:  It's June 7th, 2016. This is an interview of Duane Michals, at his home in New York City.

DUANE MICHALS:  Yes. Welcome.

MR. LYON:  [Laughs.] Thank you for sitting down for this. I wondered if we could ease into this a little bit by just talking about your home that you grew up in McKeesport, with the sense that so much of your childhood in one way or another has informed your art, or I should perhaps say your family relationships have been a big part of your art. [Phone rings.] Well, that was a mistake.

MR. MICHALS:  That was not the answer.

Ronald Alfred Slayton Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1984

Ronald Alfred Slayton (b. 1910 d. 1992)

Painter and Arts Administrator, Montpellier, Vermont

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

Interview with Ronald Alfred Slayton, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Slayton's home in Montpellier, Vermont, on August 22, 1984.

Total: 4 digital files; 2:15:44; 42 pages

Henry Booth Scripps Oral History Interview Conducted by Davira Spiro Taragin for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1979

Henry Scripps Booth (b.1897 d.1988)

Architect, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Interviewer: Davira Spiro Taragin

Interview with Henry Booth Scripps, conducted by Davira Spiro Taragin for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on September 10, 1979.

Total: 2 digital files; 1:23:48; 22 pages

Miriam Hapgood DeWitt Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1987-1988

Miriam Hapgood DeWitt (b.1906 d.1990)

Writer, Painter, Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

Interview with Miriam Hapgood DeWitt, conducted by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art, at Provincetown, Massachusetts, on June 23, 1987 and on March 25, 1988. DeWitt discusses her childhood in the New York area and Provincetown, Massachusetts, as the daughter of two writers, Hutchins Hapgood and Neith Boyce. She recalls various artists and writers, as well as eventful years in New York and Taos, New Mexico. She also speaks of her husband, John DeWitt, and his involvement with major federal government art projects during the 1960s and 1970s. Miriam recalls Mabel Dodge Luhan, Mary Heaton Vorse, Edwin Dickinson, John Marin, Emil Bisttram, Andrew Dasburg, and others.

Total: 6 digital files; 03:45:59; 67 pages.

Sue Thurman Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1993-1998

Sue Thurman (b.1927 d. 2012)

Arts Administrator, Brookline, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert Brown

Interview with Sue Thurman, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Thurman's home in Brookline, Massachusetts, from April 23, 1993 to March 11, 1998. 

Total: 14 digital files; 7:56:51; 162 pages

Louis K. Meisel Oral History Interview Conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

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JAMES MCELHINNEY:  This is James McElhinney speaking with Louis Meisel at 141 Prince Street in New York City, on Tuesday, the 28th of April 2009. Good morning.

LOUIS K. MEISEL:  Good morning.

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  What was your earliest encounter with a work of art?

Walter Midener Oral History Interview Conducted by Dennis Barrie for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1981

Walter Midener (b.1911 d.1998)

Sculptor, East Jordan, Michigan

Interviewer: Dennis Barrie

Interview with Walter and Peggy Midener, conducted by Dennis Barrie for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in East Jordan, Michigan, on August 3, 1981.

Total: 1 digital file; 0:42:00; 18 pages

Lydia Winston Malbin Oral History Interview Conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1976

Lydia Winston Malbin (b.1897 d.1989)

Art Collector, New York City

Interviewer: Paul Cummings

Interview with Lydia Winston Malbin, conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Malbin's apartment in New York City, on April 14, 1976.

Total: 1 digital file; 0:14:10; 4 pages

Nina Cullinan and Mary Boice Oral History Interview Conducted by Sandra Curtis Levy for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1980

Nina Cullinan (b.1899 d.1993 )

Art Patron, Galveston, Texas

Interviewer: Sandra Curtis Levy

Interview with Nina Cullinan and Mary Boice, conducted by Sandra Curtis Levy for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Galveston, Texas, on January 15, 1980.

Total: 1 digital file; 0:34:04; 19 pages

Laurance P. Roberts Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1985

Laurance P. Roberts (b.1907 d.2002)

Art Historian and Administrator, Boston, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert Brown

Interview with Laurance P. Roberts, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 26, 1985.

Total: 4 digital files; 2:22:32; 67 pages

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