Archives of American Art

Benna Miller video interviews with Richmond Barthe

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.millbenn
Creators:
Miller, Benna
Dates:
1986
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Approximately 5 hours of video footage of interviews with sculptor Richmond Barthe (1909-1989) conducted by Benna Miller on March 15-16, 1986 for a video segment about Barthe produced by Ventura Cable Company, Ventura, California. Barthe can be seen working in his studio in Pasadena, California.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Benna Miller was a dance teacher in Ventura, California who worked part time for Ventura Cable Company. Miller became interested in Richmond Barthe after viewing one of his sculptures and produced a video about him for the cable station.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Benna Miller video interviews with Richmond Barthe was donated in 2019 by Benna Miller, as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barthé, Richmond, 1901-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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