Oral history interview with John I. H. Baur

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.baur70
Creators:
Baur, John I. H. (John Ireland Howe), 1909-1987
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1970 January 22-February 19
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
114 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of John I. H. Baur conducted 1970 January 22-February 19, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Baur speaks of his education, his work at the Brooklyn Museum, WNYC radio programs, art dealers in the 1940s, museum acquisitions and his research on William Sidney Mount, John Quidor and Theodore Robinson. He discusses exhibitions and scholarship, joining the staff of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the organization of the Friends of the Whitney, art critics, Whitney Annuals, and the "Black Emergency Cultural Coalition." Baur recalls Edith Halpert, Samson Lane Faison, Jr., Henri Focillon, Lloyd Goodrich, Roy R. Neuberger, Theodore Sizer and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John I. H. Baur (1909-1987) was a museum curator from New York, New York.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 33 min.

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Art museums -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Focillon, Henri, 1881-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neuberger, Roy R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sizer, Theodore, 1892-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Emergency Cultural Coalition Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitney Museum of American Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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