Oral history interviews relating to the arts

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.albearth
Creators:
Alberts, Arthur S., 1910-1986
Dates:
1956
Languages:
Arp interview introduction is in French and commentary is in German. Masson interview is in French. Sanchez-Canton interview is in Spanish.
Physical Description:
5 Items
Original: 5 sound reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Selected interviews conducted by Arthur S. Alberts for his research project "French Civilization as Reflected in the Arts," and related lectures. Interviewees include Jean Arp (May 8, 1956); Ada Jean (1956); Andre Masson (Feb. 28, 1956); Xavier Sanchez-Canton (Mar. 15, 1956); and Gino Severini (Mar. 1956) and Man Ray (Feb. 22, 1956).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Writer; Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Administration
Reproduction Note
Cassettes copied from original reel-to-reel recordings.
Existence and Location of Originals
Copy tapes also given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and to the Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1996 by John B. Harker, a friend of Alberts' wife, Elizabeth. At Elizabeth's death in 1991 the new owners of the Alberts' housefound a box with the tapes in it and planned to dispose of them. Mr. Harkerfelt the tapes were significant and eventually contacted the Archives. Harker made the copy cassettes from the original reel-to-reel tapes.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from John B. Harker.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arts -- France Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- Massachusetts -- Falmouth Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arp, Jean, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jean, Ada Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masson, André, 1896-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ray, Man, 1890-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sánchez Cantón, F. J. (Francisco Javier), 1891-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Severini, Gino, 1883-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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