Oral history interview with S. Lane Faison

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.faison81
Creators:
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 December 14
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Items
Audio excerpts: 4 sound files (3 min., 46 sec.)
digital
96 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of S. Lane Faison conducted 1981 December 14, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Faison discusses his activities during World War II teaching aircraft and ship recognition, gathering information related to art looted by the Nazis, preparing a report that described how Hitler's art collection was formed, and the distribution of unclaimed furniture; the role of the College Art Association during the 1950s-1960s; and his guide to art museums in New England.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
S. Lane Faison (1907-2006) was an art historian in Williamstown, 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 and 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 40 min.

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World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Germany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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