Oral history interview with Henry Sayles Francis
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.franci74
Creators:
Sayles, Henry
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1974 Mar. 28-1975 July 11
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4 Items
Sound recording: 4 sound files (3 hrs. 15 min.)
digital, wav file
130 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Henry Francis Sayles conducted 1974 Mar. 28-1975 July 11, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Francis discusses his childhood and education, attending college at Harvard; working at the Fogg Art Museum and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; his career as curator of prints and paintings at Cleveland Museum of Art; his uncle Henry Sayles, a major collector of Barbizon School paintings; his relationships with dealers, and with the directors and trustees of Cleveland Museum of Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henry Sayles Francis (1902-1994) was a curator and art historian at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.

Administration
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
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 administrators.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
System Details
Originally recorded on 2 tape reels (5 in.).

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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