Oral history interview with Andrew Dreselly
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dresel81
Creators:
Dreselly, Andrew, 1893-1985
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 June 26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
36 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Andrew Dreselly conducted 1981 June 26, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Dreselly speaks of his childhood, apprenticeship, work with several different building firms based in Boston, Massachusetts, and his work with various donors and architects. He contributed craftwork to cathedrals and churches throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic States, as well as construction projects. He also recalls his time as a charter member of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Association. He recalls Johannes Kirchmayer, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Arcangelo Cascieri.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Andrew Dreselly (1893-1985) was a wood carver and sculptor from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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 1 hr., 34 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carving Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Church decoration and ornament -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carving (Decorative arts) -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Krichmayer, Johann Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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