Oral history interview with Nicolas Calas

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.calas77
Creators:
Calas, Nicolas
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1977 December 12-1978 January 26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Sound tape reels
Sound recording
5 in.
115 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Nicolas Calas conducted 1977 December 12-1978 January 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nicolas Calas (1907-1988) was an art historian from New York, New York. His books include "Icons and Images of the Sixties," (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1971), "The Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Modern Art," (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1966), and "Surrealism Pro and Con," (New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1973).

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
Uneven transcription reflects Calas' speech patterns, therefore not on web
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 26 min.
General
Sound quality is very poor.

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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