Oral history interview with Nelson Aldrich

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.aldric82
Creators:
Aldrich, Nelson W.
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1982 January 22-1985 April 4
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
93 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Nelson Aldrich conducted 1982 January 22-1985 April 4 at Marablehead, Massachusetts, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Nelson Aldrich discusses his childhood as the son of an architect and nephew of the great collectors Lucy Aldrich and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller; his education in architecture at Harvard University with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer (1934-38); his architectural practice with Wallace Harrison in New York City and his own practice in Boston; his position as a Trustee of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (1947-1960), the Boston Arts Festival (1955-62), the Metropolitan Boston Arts Center (1959-1963), the Rhode Island School of Design (1955-1962), Radcliffe College (1957-1972) and the Boston Architectural Center (1968-1973).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nelson W. Aldrich (1911-1986) was an architect from Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 30 min.

Keywords
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Architects -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Breuer, Marcel, 1902- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boston Architectural Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radcliffe College Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rhode Island School of Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boston Arts Festival Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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