Oral history interview with Alden Mason
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mason84
Creators:
Mason, Alden, 1919-
Harrington, LaMar, 1917-2005
Dates:
1984 Jan. 13-Feb. 21
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
94 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Alden Mason conducted 1984 Jan. 13-1984 Feb. 21, by LaMar Harrington, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project, at the artist's home in Seattle, Wash.
Scope and Contents
Mason speaks of his family background; early interests; his educational background at the University of Washington; his friendship with Fred Anderson; the development of his interest in art; teaching at the University of Washington; his students; his participation in the Artists' Gallery (Seattle, Wash.); the Northwest arts community and some of the artists, dealers and galleries involved in it; his exhibitions; his methods and style; his mural in the Washington State Senate chambers; and his philosophy.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alden Mason (1919-2013) was a painter in Seattle, Wash.

Administration
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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
Existence and Location of Originals
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 54 min.

Digital Content

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

Keywords
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Artists -- Northwestern States -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- Northwestern States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- Northwestern States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Anderson, Fred Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tobey, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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