Oral history interview with Kenneth Donahue

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.donahu81
Creators:
Donahue, Kenneth
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-
Dates:
1981 March 18-April 17
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
71 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Kenneth Donahue conducted 1981 March18-April 17, by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Donahue speaks of his early interest in museums; his education at the University of Louisville; his work at the Museum of Modern Art, the Frick and Ringling Museums, and as assistant director at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; some exhibitions and acquisitions by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kenneth Donahue (1915-1985) was a museum director and art historian of Los Angeles, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 5 min.

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Repository Contact
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