Oral history interview with Thomas Carr Howe

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.howe76
Creators:
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1976 June 2-3
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
53 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Thomas Carr Howe conducted 1976 June 2-3, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Howe speaks of the history of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the growth of the museum and its collections, the museum's relationship with the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, as well as his service in World War II in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section of the U.S. Army, where he worked closely with George Stout recovering stolen artwork in the salt mines at Alt Aussee.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Carr Howe (1904-1994) was a museum director of San Francisco, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 37 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Use requires an appointment.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Museum directors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art museums -- California -- San Francisco Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
California Palace of the Legion of Honor Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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