A Finding Aid to the David McCarthy Oral History Interviews with Artists, 1989-1998, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mccadavi
Creators:
McCarthy, David, 1960-
Dates:
1989-1998
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The David McCarthy oral history interviews with artists measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1989 to 1998. Found here are 25 interviews conducted by McCarthy as part of his research for his PhD dissertation, "Comprised positions: situations for the nude in American painting, 1955-1980" (1992), as well as one interview of Ed Ruscha concerning H. C. Westermann.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The David McCarthy oral history interviews with artists measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1989 to 1998. Found here are 25 interviews conducted by McCarthy as part of his research for his PhD dissertation, "Comprised positions: situations for the nude in American painting, 1955-1980" (1992), as well as one interview of Ed Ruscha concerning H. C. Westermann.

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

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
David McCarthy (1960-) is an art history professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He received his BA from Gettysburg University, and his PhD from University of Delaware. He has written several journal articles, contributed chapters to edited volumes, and has published three books: The Nude in American Painting, 1950-1980 (1998), H. C. Westermann at War: Art and Manhood in Cold War America (2004), and American Artists Against War, 1935-2010 (2015).

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid was written by Christopher DeMairo in 2019.
Author
Christopher DeMairo
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2015 by David McCarthy.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
David McCarthy oral history interviews with artists, 1989-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Archival audiovisual recordings must be digitized for research access. Researchers may access digitized audiovisual materials in the Archives' Washington, D.C. or New York, N.Y. Research Centers by appointment. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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 such 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.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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