Oral history interview with George Goodspeed
Digitized Content

Collection ID:
Goodspeed, George, 1903-1997
Brown, Robert F.
1987 Apr. 24-June 3
Physical Description:
4 Items
sound files Sound recording
digital, wav file
45 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with George Goodspeed conducted 1987 Apr. 24-1987 June 3, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Goodspeed speaks of his business from the 1920s through to the present as a rare book, manuscript and print dealer; the antiquarian and topical (as opposed to aesthetic) emphasis of Goodspeed's print department; important clients; trends in taste; the market for prints.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
George Goodspeed (1903- 1997) is a book dealer from Boston, Mass.

Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
System Details
Originally recorded on 2 cassettes.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Prints -- Marketing -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Book dealers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goodspeed's Book Shop (Boston, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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