Archives of American Art

Paul Karlstrom interviews of and relating to Ruth Braunstein

Collection ID:
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Physical Description:
8 Gigabytes
Digital files

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Fifteen Interviews conducted by Paul Karlstrom for a project he identified as the Ruth Braunstein Oral History Project conceived by Marna Braunstein Clark, Braunstein Trust, and funded by Braunstein's childhood friend Jody Gottfried Arnhold. Interviews are with Ruth Braunstein, founder and director of the Braunstein/Quay Gallery in San Francisco, and Braunstein's associates Tracy Bosche, Myra Block, Robert Brady, Rena Bransten, Mark Braunstein, Sylvia Brown, Marna Baunstein Clark, Diana Fuller, Walter Maciel, George Neubert, Peter Selz, Richard Shaw, Jeremy Stone and Shannon Trimble. The interviews were conducted in order to document the history of the Braunstein/Quay Gallery. The entire collection is born digital.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul Karlstrom (1941- ) is former West Coast regional director of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2018 by Paul Karlstrom.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Braunstein/Quay gallery records and a 2009 oral history interview with Ruth Braunstein.

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Braunstein, Ruth, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Braunstein/Quay Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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