Oral history interview with James Newman

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.newman74
Creators:
Newman, James, 1933-
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1974 May 13
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
47 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of James Newman conducted 1974 May 13, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Newman speaks of his initial interest in art at Stanford University; meeting Walter Hopps and opening his first gallery with him in the 1950s; the history of the Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco; and his philosophy of collecting. He recalls Robert Craig Kauffman, William T. Wiley, and Jeremy Anderson.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James Newman (1933- ) is an art dealer from San Francisco, Calif.

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: 35mm microfilm reel 3417 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is 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 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 48 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Related Materials
Also in the Archives of American Art are the records of the Dilexi Gallery, 1957-1971, founded and directed by James Newman.

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Repository Contact
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