Oral history interview with Olav Hammarstrom

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hammar82
Creators:
Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906-2002
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1982 October 21-1983 March 10
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
146 Pages
Transcript
9 Items
Sound recording: 9 sound files (6 hr., 14 min.)
digital, wav
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Olav Hammarstrom, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on October 21, 1982, December 16, 1982, and March 10, 1983.
Scope and Contents
Hammarstrom speaks of his architectural education in Helsinki; his wartime and post-war experience with pre-fabricated building and town planning; his work as assistant to Alvar Aalto on the construction of a dormitory at M.I.T.; his work as a member of Eero Saarinen's firm; his experiences as a teacher at Yale and M.I.T.; his work as a draftsman and project manager for the Architect's Collaborative in Cambridge; and private, ecclesiastical and residential design in architecture. Hammarstrom also recalls Alvar Aalto, the Saarinens, Kevin Roche, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Olav Hammarstrom (1906-2002) was an architect and designer.

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

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 audio cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 14 min.

Using the Collection
System Details
Originally recorded on 5 cassettes.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture -- Massachusetts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
City planning -- Massachusetts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Designers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roche, Kevin Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects Collaborative, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yale University -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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