Philip Hofer (b. 1898 d. 1984)
Art Historian, Curator, and Book Collector, Boston, Massachusetts
Interviewer: Robert F. Brown
Interview of Philip Hofer, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 24, 1984. Hofer speaks of his childhood in Cinncinnati, Ohio; attending boarding school at the Pomfret School in Connecticut; attending Harvard University; becoming friends with Theodore "Tubby" Sizer; taking a job at the Cleveland Museum of Art; returning to Harvard to study art history in graduate school; collecting illustrated books in his sparetime with his own money; moving to New York City to work as the assistant director of the Morgan Library; traveling through Europe for the Spencer Collection; working for Belle da Costa Greene at the Morgan Library.
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