Oral history interview with Robert Powell Coggins
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.coggin85
Creators:
Coggins, Robert P., 1924-1989
Kirwin, Liza
Dates:
1985 September 26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
sound files
digital, wav file
16 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Robert Powell Coggins conducted 1985 September 26, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Coggins speaks of his family and educational background; growing up in Marietta, Georgia; his first purchase of English portraits and Dutch still lifes; his decision to concentrate on collecting Southern American art; his interest in various southern painters including Willie M. Chambers, Nell Choate Jones, Elliott Daingerfield, and Thomas Addison Richards; efforts to refine and expand the collection by acquiring art that captures the "tranquil, slow, relaxed politeness of the true South"; and his continuing struggle to be accepted by art historians and museum officials.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Powell Coggins was a physician and art collector from Marietta, Georgia.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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
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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Georgia -- Marietta -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Southern States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Chambers, Willie M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, Nell Choate, 1879-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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