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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

Gerald Williams Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1978

ROBERT F. BROWN:  This is disc number one. February 22, 1978. This is an interview in Goffstown, New Hampshire with Gerry Williams. The date is February 22, 1978, Robert Brown, the interviewer. You were born in India, weren't you?

GERALD WILLIAMS:  Yeah. My parents were missionaries. They came out in the middle '20s. And I was born in 1926 in Asansol, Bengal, India.

ROBERT F. BROWN:  What were your parents out there for? Were they—

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

George Goodspeed Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1987

George Goodspeed (b.1903 d.1997)

Book Dealer, Boston, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert Brown

Interview with George Goodspeed, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Boston, Massachusetts, April 24 and May 6, 1987. Goodspeed speaks of his business from the 1920s through to the present as a rare book, manuscript and print dealer; the antiquarian and topical (as opposed to aesthetic) emphasis of Goodspeed's print department; important clients; trends in taste; the market for prints

Total: 4 digital files; 2:26:31; 45 pages

Gladys Kleinman Oral History Interview Conducted by Joyce Tyler for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1971

Gladys Kleinman (b. 1943)

Arts Administrator, Boston, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Joyce Tyler

Interview with Gladys Kleinman, conducted by Joyce Tyler for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 9, 1971. Kleinman speaks of the Boston Center for the Arts, including the history of its buildings and its development as an institution.

Total: 1 digital files; 0:26:10; 7 pages

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