Oral history interview with Lawrence Anderson

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.anders92
Creators:
Anderson, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bernhart)
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1992 January 30-March 30
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
187 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Lawrence Anderson conducted 1992 January 30-March 30, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Anderson speaks about: his childhood in rural Minnesota, youth in Minneapolis, education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture and Planning, and at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris; his studies, teachers and fellow students; teaching at the University of Virginia and MIT; colleagues and students at MIT; partnership with Herbert Beckwith and buildings by their firm; Alvar Aalto, Deans William Emerson, William Wurster and Pietro Belluschi; projects on which he has served as an architectural advisor; and competitions he has juried.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lawrence B. Anderson (1906-1994) was an architect and educator from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
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, and critics.

General
General
Originally recorded on 9 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 17 digital wav files. Duration is 12 hrs., 43 minutes.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beckwith, Herbert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Belluschi, Pietro, 1899-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wurster, William Wilson Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Architecture and Planning Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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