Oral history interview with Vera List
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.list73
Creators:
List, Vera
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1973 Jan. 9
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
35 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Vera List conducted 1973 Jan. 9, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. List speaks of her early life and family; her family's interests in art; her marriage to Albert List; living in Cleveland, New York, and Connecticut; starting her collection of paintings and sculpture; her purchases of works by young artists; and the personal and emotional reasons for collecting. She discusses her affiliation with the Jewish Museum, Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum, and she recalls Alan Solomon, George Segal, and Albert A. List.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Vera List Patron (1908-2002) was a collector from Byram, Conn.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is 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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 22 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art patrons -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
List, Albert A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Segal, George, 1924-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solomon, Alan R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitney Museum of American Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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