Oral history interview with Roy Moyer
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.moyer75
Creators:
Moyer, Roy, 1921-2007
Barrie, Dennis
Dates:
1975 September 17-23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4 Items
Sound recording: 4 sound files (4 hr., 16 min.)
digital, wav file
82 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Roy Moyer, conducted September 17-23, 1975, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution at Moyer's New York City apartment.
Scope and Contents
Moyer speaks of his childhood, parents, and early music and art training in Allentown, Pennsylvania; his education at Columbia University and the University of Oslo; joining the Army during World War II; teaching English in Greece during its civil war; teaching at the University of Toronto; consulting on educational TV programs; working in the Weyhe Gallery; his management practices and overseeing exhibitions, the film program, and various other initiatives as director of the American Federation of Arts; his painting practice; the growth in the number of art organizations in the 1960s and '70s; and his transition to working for UNICEF. Moyer also recalls Lionel Trilling, Meyer Schapiro, Martha Dickinson, Erhard Weyhe, Roy Neuberger, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Roy Moyer (1921-2007) was a painter and art administrator from New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art 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 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 16 min.

Digital Content

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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- Instruction and study Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greece -- description and travel Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Dickinson, Martha Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neuberger, Roy R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weyhe, Erhard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Federation of Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Columbia University -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
UNICEF Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Oslo -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Toronto -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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