Oral history interview with Harry Dobson Miller Grier

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.grier70
Creators:
Grier, Harry D. M., 1914-1972
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1970 Apr. 21-June 11
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Sound tape reels
Sound recording (4 hours 30 min.)
7 in.
70 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Harry Dobson Miller Grier conducted 1970 Apr. 21-June 11, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Grier discusses his study of architecture at Princeton University, teachers and events that influenced him, and the Carnegie Fellowship programs designed to help American students study abroad. He recalls his work with the military during World War II recovering works of art, and speaks of museum operations especially concerning new acquisitions. He talks specifically of his activities as director of the Frick Collection.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Harry Dobson Miller Grier (1914-1972) was a museum director from New York, N.Y. Director of the Frick Collection, from 1964 until his death in 1972.

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.

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Repository Contact
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