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Kenneth Noland Oral History Interview Conducted by Avis Berman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1987

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.

Richard "Dick" Solomon Oral History Interview Conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2015

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?

Mary Shaffer Oral History Interview Conducted by Josephine Shea for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2008

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.

Douglas Crimp Oral History Interview Conducted by Johanna Burton for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

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.

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.

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