Oral history interview with Charles E. Buckley

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.buckle80
Creators:
Buckley, Charles E.
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1980 June 18-Sept. 19
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6 Items
sound files
digital, wav file
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Charles E. Buckley conducted 1980 June 18-Sept. 19, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Buckley speaks of his childhood; his educational background; his training in painting at the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1930s; his trip to Mexico, 1940; his decision to pursue a curatorial career; his art history training at the Fogg Art Museum; his past curatorial positions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and at the Wadsworth Atheneum; and his directorship of the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire and the St. Louis City Art Museum.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles E. Buckley (1919-2011) was a curator and museum director in Washington, D.C. and Manchester, New Hampshire.

Administration
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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 sound files. Duration is 5 hr., 53 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The recording is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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Repository Contact
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