Oral history interview with Harold James Brennan
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.brenna79
Creators:
Brennan, Harold James, 1903-1989
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1979 Sept. 5 and 1982 Feb. 16
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Items
sound files
digital, wav file
36 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Harold J. Brennan conducted 1979 Sept. 5 and 1982 Feb. 16, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Brennan discusses his architectural and art historical training at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and at Harvard University in the 1930s; his artistic training in metalwork; the highlights of his career; and his role in the development of the School for American Craftsmen. He mentions Louis C. Tiffany and Frederick Clayter.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Harold J. Brennan (1903-1989) was a crafts administrator and educator.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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
These interviews are 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 1 sound cassette and 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 25 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Handicraft -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metal-work Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Artisans Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clayter, Frederick Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
School for American Crafts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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