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Douglas Hollis Oral History Interview Conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2010

MIJA RIEDEL:  This is Mija Riedel with Douglas Hollis on May 20, 2010 for the GSA Archives of American—GSA Archives of American Art Oral History Project at his home in San Francisco, California. This is disc number one.

Let's just start at the beginning and move through chronologically. Could you state your whole name and where and when you were born?

DOUGLAS HOLLIS: Douglas Hollis. I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1948.

MIJA RIEDEL:  What was the date?

DOUGLAS HOLLIS:  April 21.

MIJA RIEDEL:  Okay.

Kristin Leachman Oral History Interview Conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2002

PAUL KARLSTROM:  Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, an interview with artist Kristin Leachman, on December 10, 2002, at her studio in Pasadena.  The interviewer is Paul Karlstrom.  And this is Tape 1, Side A.  So, Kristin, here we have an opportunity to talk about some things that we've talked about anyway over the past couple years.  And you just reminded me you are 36 years old which is just a mark that points to what will be one of the things, purposes of this interview, that is, to get on record—you can't speak for your generation, of course, entirely, but you've had a c

Emily Hofstatter Oral History Interview Conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2000

PAUL KARLSTROM:  Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. An interview with Emily Hofstatter, who among other things, is a rather recent artists' model. This interview is part of an Archive series on Artists and Models. Brief interviews.

Emily is being interviewed by Paul Karlstrom in her office, slightly after hours, not on company time, in San Marino, California. The date is May 31 of the year 2000. And that's that.

Camille Feinberg Oral History Interview Conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2000

PAUL KARLSTROM:  Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, an interview with Camille Feinberg, or Camille Foss at the time we're going to be discussing, which is, I guess, back in the '60s, and Camille, I'm sure, has a multi-faceted history and careers and so forth, but what we're talking about here is her career as an artist/model, and that's what we will be focusing on. Are you also an artist?

CAMILLE FEINBERG:  Yes, I am.

Michael W. Monroe Oral History Interview Conducted by Lloyd Herman for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2018

LLOYD HERMAN:  This is Lloyd Herman interviewing Michael Monroe at his home in Bellevue, Washington, on January 22, 2018 [for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution].

Michael, would you tell us when and where you were born and your parents' names?

MICHAEL MONROE:  My name is Michael Wesley Monroe, and I was born in Racine, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Michigan, on February 12, 1940. My father's name was Wesley Robson Monroe, and my mother's name was Margaret Petersen Monroe. I was one of five children growing up in the Midwest.

Brenda Richardson Oral History Interview Conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2011

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  This is James McElhinney speaking with Brenda Richardson at her home in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, July 29, 2011. Good afternoon.

BRENDA RICHARDSON:  Good afternoon.

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  Where're you from?

BRENDA RICHARDSON:  Baltimore, Maryland—now.

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  And that's your hometown? I mean, your hometown?

BRENDA RICHARDSON:  No, I was born and raised in Michigan.

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  In Michigan, and you studied at the university at Ann Arbor?

BRENDA RICHARDSON:  For my B.A., yes.

James Lesesne Wells Oral History Interview Conducted by Richard Powell and Jock Reynods for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1989

James Lesesne Wells (b. 1902 d. 1993)

Printmaker, Washington, DC

Interviewer: Richard Powell and Jock Reynolds

Interview withf James Lesesne Wells, conducted by Richard Powell and Jock Reynolds for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC, on November 16, 1989. Wells speaks of his early childhood in Atlanta, Georgia and Florida; his education; his interest in drawing; symbolic storytelling; mythological subject matter; his relationship with other black artists of the Harlem Renaissance; teaching at Howard University;  and African influence.

Total: 4 digital files; 1:44:41; 30 pages

Stanley H. Witmeyer Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1985

Stanley H. Witmeyer (b. 1913 d. 2011)

Painter and Arts Educator, Rochester, New York

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

Interview of Stanley H. Witmeyer, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Rochester, New York, on June 22, 1985. Witmeyer speaks of his childhood in Palmyra, Pennsylvania and moving to Rochester, New York at the age of nine; attending Edison Tech High School; his devotion to painting and basketball in high school; receiving a basketball scholarship to Syracuse University but deciding instead to attend the Mechanics Institute in Rochester (now the Rochester Institute of Technology); taking his first job with the L.M. Berry Company (then part of the Rochester Telephone Company); getting an offer from Eastman Kodak Company to play basketball for their professional league; quitting the team to attend Buffalo State University to study arts education; taking a job in Cuba, New York as an arts administrator in the public school system; teaching art in grades K-12 in Cuba, New York; receiving a scholarship to attend the Charles Woodbury School in Maine; receiving a scholarship to attend graduate school at Syracuse University, but leaving after a semester after getting drafted into the army during World War II; serving with the 30th Battalion in the mapping division in Hawaii; returning to Syracause University after the war to finish his MFA in design; joining RIT as an instructor in 1946; becoming the director of RIT's school of art and design in 1952.

Total: 3 digital files; 1:35:19; 30 pages

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