Oral history interview with Bruce Conner
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.conner73
Creators:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1973 April 16
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
35 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Bruce Conner conducted 1973 April 16, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Conner speaks of his family background and youth in Kansas; his early interest in art; his education at the University of Nebraska; an early Dada show he participated in; attending the Brooklyn Museum Art School; getting his work in the Charles Alan Gallery; his collages; the influence of music; his interests in magic and the occult; his involvement in filmmaking; and films he has made.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Bruce Conner (1933-2008) was a painter and filmmaker from San Francisco, California.

Administration
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 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 7 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Dadaism Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Alan Gallery (Charles Alan) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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