Oral history interview with Julien Levy

Collection ID:
Levy, Julien
Cummings, Paul
1975 May 30
Physical Description:
17 Pages
Transcript (side A)
18 Pages
Transcript (side B)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Julien Levy conducted 1975 May 30, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Levy speaks of his childhood and educational background; his years at Harvard; the development of his interest in photography; meeting Marcel Duchamp, and Duchamp's influence on him; working in the Weyhe Gallery; and opening his own gallery.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Julien Levy (1906-1981) was an educator, writer, art dealer, and collector from New York, N.Y. and Conn.

Existence and Location of Copies
Partial transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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
This interview is 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.

Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 11 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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Repository Contact
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