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Francis Dolloff Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1986

Francis Dolloff (b. 1908 d. 2006)

Print & Drawing Restorer, Waltham, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

Interview with Francis Dolloff, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at the artist's home in Waltham, Massachusetts, on September 19, 1986 and November 13, 1986. Dolloff speaks of his childhood and education in the Boston area; of his work as a young helper, from 1924 on, in various capacities at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; working in the late 1920s as a self-taught prints and drawings restorer under Henry P. Rossiter at the Museum of Fine Arts; modern apprenticeship plus specialized training for restorers.

Total: 3 digital files; 2:06:00; 51 pages

Imogene "Tex" Gieling Oral History Interview Conducted by Jo Lauria for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2008

JO LAURIA:  Jo Lauria interview for the Archives of American Art, interviewee Imogene "Tex" Gieling, November 24, 2008 at Tex's home in San Francisco. 

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So would you please pronounce your name so we know how you'd like to have it pronounced on the tape.

MS. IMOGENE GIELING:  Imogene Gieling. 

JO LAURIA:  And Imogene, do you have a fond name? 

IMOGENE "TEX" GIELING:  Yes, people call me Tex.

JO LAURIA:  I know there's a story behind that.  Do you want to tell us why you are so named Tex?

Robert Weingarten Oral History Interview Conducted by Shannon Perich for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2009

SHANNON PERICH:  All right. This is Shannon Perich interviewing Robert Weingarten in his studio in Malibu, California on October 20th, 2009 on behalf of Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This is disc number one.

Bob, thank you so much for letting me talk with you today. I'm excited to be here and ask you these questions, some of them again, and some of them for the first time.

ROBERT WEINGARTEN: A great pleasure.

SHANNON PERICH:  Can you tell me about where you grew up?

Cyril Stanley Smith Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1992

Cyril Stanley Smith (b. 1903 d. 1992)

Metallurgist, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

Interview with Cyril Stanley Smith, conducted by Robert F. Brown  for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 18 and April 1, 1992. Smith speaks of his childhood in Birmingham, England; early immersion in analysis of materials; education at Cambridge University; research at Yale University; his work as chief metallurgist on the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos, N.M., where the atomic bomb was developed, his colleagues there, including Enrico Fermi, Hans Bethe, and J. Robert Oppenheimer; the development of the interdisciplinary research center at the University of Chicago; his position at MIT, where he has been Institute Professor since 1961; and research in the connections between fabrication and aesthetics of art forms and technology.

Total: 4 digital files; 2:35:04; 50 pages

Eleanor Hershey Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1990

Eleanor Hershey (b.1908 d. 1993)

Wife of Samuel Hershey, Rockport, Massachusetts

Interviewer: Robert Brown

Interview of Eleanor Hershey, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Hershey's home in Rockport, Massachusetts, on April 10, 1990. Hershey speaks of growing up in Rockport, Massachusetts; her recollections of the many artists she knew there, from the 1920s onward; the quality of art done by Rockport artists; the role of the Rockport Art Association; and her husband's career and colleagues at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Total: 4 digital files; 2:27:46; 42 pages

James Arthur Herbert Oral History Interview Conducted by Estill Curtis "Buck" Pennington for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1981

James Arthur Herbert (b. 1938)

Painter and Filmmaker, Athens, Georgia

Interviewer: Estill Curtis "Buck" Pennington

Interview of James Arthur Herbert, conducted by Estill Curtis "Buck" Pennington for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Athens, Georgia, on October 1, 1981. Herbert speaks of making art as a child; attending classes as an adolescent at Rhode Island School of Design; attending college at Dartmouth and working with Paul Sample while there; attending graduate school at the University of Colorado, Boulder and working with Clyfford Still; his thoughts on learning to paint and methods; his approach to figurative painting; preparing to enter the Peace Corps in Peru, but the assignment is cancelled due to uprising; accepting a position at the Unveristiy of Georgia; the balance of pedagogy and his own painting; creating films such as Night Horses; his thoughts and philosophies on being a painter.

Total: 1 digital files; 0:44:18; 16 pages

Monica Borglum Davies Oral History Interview Conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1990

Monica Borglum (b.1903 d. 1997)

Daughter of Solon Borglum, Wilton, Connecticut

Interviewer: Robert F. Brown

Interview with Monia Borglum Davies, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Wilton, Connecticut, on May 9, 1990; November 29, 1990; and August 27, 1990. Davies speaks of childhood memories in Silvermine, Connecticut; her father, sculptor Solon H. Borglum, and her mother Emma Vignal. She recalls their artist friends, including Daniel Putnam Brinley and Addison Millar; her father's candid personality; her mother's family, which took in young American artists in Paris as boarders, including her father and Alphaeus Cole; Paul Manship as her father's student; tensions between the Solon and Gutzon Borglum families; Borglum's service with the YMCA in France 1918-19; his establishment of schools for American sculptors in Paris and New York, 1920-22 (School for American Sculpture); purchase of large figurative works by St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie, NYC; sudden death of her father and support received by the family from friends.

Total: 3 digital files; 2:13:33; 39 pages

Dianne Blell Oral History Interview Conducted by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2012

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  OK, Chelsea, can you hear me?

CHELSEA: I can hear you.

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  OK.

DIANNE BLELL:  Are you allergic? Is he going to drive you crazy?

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  No. We'll be fine. Good.

DIANNE BLELL:  There's not much I can do about it. [They laugh.]

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  So we're rolling. This is James McElhinney speaking with Dianne Blell at her studio in Manhattan on Thursday, June the 21st, 2012. Good afternoon.

DIANNE BLELL:  Hello. [Laughs.]

Dara Birnbaum Oral History Interview Conducted by Linda Yablonsky for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2017

LINDA YABLONSKY:  This is Linda Yablonsky interviewing the artist Dara Birnbaum in her home studio in New York City—it is May 30, 2017—for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.  

Hi, Dara.

DARA BIRNBAUM:  Hi.

LINDA YABLONSKY:  Thank you for doing this.  I’ve always been interested in your work, and this is quite a great opportunity for me.  You were born in 1946, so that makes you 71 now?

DARA BIRNBAUM:  I’m 70.

LINDA YABLONSKY:  Seventy?

DARA BIRNBAUM:  Yeah.  [Laughs.]

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

JAMES MCELHINNEY:  This is James McElhinney speaking with Jennifer Bartlett at her home and studio in Brooklyn on Friday June the 3rd, 2011.

Good morning.

JENNIFER BARTLETT:  Good morning.

MR. MCELHINNEY:  Where were you born?

MS. BARTLETT:  Long Beach, California.

MR. MCELHINNEY:  Really?

MS. BARTLETT:  [Laughs.]  Yes.

MR. MCELHINNEY:  And what was your childhood like?  Were you exposed to art at an early age?

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