Oral history interview with David Best
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.best07
Creators:
Best, David, 1945-
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2007 October 23-December 6
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4 Sound discs
Sound recording (6 hr., 28 min.)
digital
2 5/8 in.
153 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of David Best conducted 2007 October 23 and December 6, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Best's home and studio, in Petaluma, California.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
David Best (1945- ) is a wood artist from Petaluma, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. 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, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 28 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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