Oral history interview with Francis W. Dolloff
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dollof86
Creators:
Dolloff, Francis W.
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1986 September 19-November 13
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
sound cassettes. Sound recording
51 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Francis W. Dolloff conducted 1986 September 19-1986 November 13, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Dolloff speaks of his childhood and education in the Boston area; of his work as a young helper, from 1924 on, in various capacities at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; working in the late 1920s as a self-taught prints and drawings restorer under Henry P. Rossiter at the Museum of Fine Arts; modern apprenticeship plus specialized training for restorers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Francis W. Dolloff (1908-2006) was a restorer of prints and drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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
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 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 6 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Prints -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Restorers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rossiter, Henry P. (Henry Preston), b. 1885 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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