AVIS BERMAN: This is Avis Berman talking with Kenneth Noland on July 1, 1987. You said that David Smith talked to you about the advantages of working in series. And you never really discussed or elaborated on what you thought those advantages, or what he thought those advantages were.
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JAMES MCELHINNEY: [00:00:00] Let's just do a couple of tests, so say anything you like.
RICHARD SOLOMON: Anything I like?
JAMES MCELHINNEY: There you go.
RICHARD SOLOMON: [Laughs.] Can I say anything I like?
JAMES MCELHINNEY: How's it sound?
FEMALE SPEAKER: Sounds fine.
JAMES MCELHINNEY: Good? Okay.
RICHARD SOLOMON: Loud and clear?
JAMES MCELHINNEY: Can you see the counter moving?
FEMALE SPEAKER: Yeah, it's [inaudible].
JAMES MCELHINNEY: No, can you see the counter here?
Group Interview Part 1
GROUP INTERVIEW: BARBARA JONES HOGU, NAPOLEON JONES HENDERSON, HOWARD MALLORY, CAROLYN LAWRENCE, MICHAEL HARRIS
Note: Question difficult to hear at times. Also has heavy accent.
MOIRA ROTH: Archives of American February 5, 1981. Moira Roth talking to Allan Kaprow. Let us begin at the beginning.
JOSEPHINE SHEA: This is Josephine Shea interviewing Mary Shaffer at the artist's studio and home—they are adjacent to each other in Taos, New Mexico, or technically, I guess, Las Colinas—for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and this is disc number one.
We begin at the beginning, with when and where were you born?
MARY SHAFFER: Let's see. Okay, I was born in Walterboro, South Carolina—can you hear me all right?
JOSEPHINE SHEA: Yes.
MARY SHAFFER: —1943.
JOSEPHINE SHEA: So in the South.
JOHANNA BURTON: To be official, this is Johanna Burton interviewing Douglas Crimp in his home in New York City on March 8, 2009, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
And we will get started with some of the basics, when and where you were born, for instance.
DOUGLAS CRIMP: I was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on August 19, 1944.
JOHANNA BURTON: You are a Leo.
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 (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 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 (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.