A Finding Aid to the Paul Manship Interview Transcript, 1956, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.manspaul2
Creators:
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966
Dates:
1956
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.01 Linear feet
Repository:
This interview of sculptor Paul Manship was conducted by the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, New York City, in 1956 and is 70 pages long. Manship recalls his family background and growing up in Jackson, Mississippi; his early art education; working as a studio assistant for Solon Borglum and later Isidore Konti; studying animal anatomy with Borglum; his trip to Spain with Hunt Diederich; his three-year fellowship at Pierpont Morgan Memorial, commissioned works such as the Bronx Zoological Garden gates, Pail J. Rainey Memorial Gateway; collaborations with architects; his friendship with John Singer Sargent; Manship's studio in Paris; the New York World's Fair, 1939; and exhibitions of his sculpture. There are two copies of the interview in the folder.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This interview of sculptor Paul Manship was conducted by the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, New York City, in 1956 and is 70 pages long. Manship recalls his family background and growing up in Jackson, Mississippi; his early art education; working as a studio assistant for Solon Borglum and later Isidore Konti; studying animal anatomy with Borglum; his trip to Spain with Hunt Diederich; his three-year fellowship at Pierpont Morgan Memorial, commissioned works such as the Bronx Zoological Garden gates, Pail J. Rainey Memorial Gateway; collaborations with architects; his friendship with John Singer Sargent; Manship's studio in Paris; the New York World's Fair, 1939; and exhibitions of his sculpture. There are two copies of the interview in the folder.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul Manship (1885-1966) was a sculptor based in New York, N.Y.

Administration
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on 35mm microfilm reel 5044 (fr. 1057-1130) at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Paul Manship interview was transferred from the Library of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, to the Archives of American Art in 1991.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Rihoko Ueno in 2022.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Paul Manship interview transcript, 1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Paul Manship conducted by John Morse on February 18, 1959; a Paul Manship letter to Dr. Hugh stalker; Paul Manship estate papers; and Paul Manship papers.

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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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