Oral history interview with Ronald H. Pearson

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pearso79
Creators:
Pearson, Ronald H. (Ronald Hayes), 1924-1996
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1979 May 31-1981 Nov. 23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
34 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Ronald H. Pearson conducted 1979 May 31-1981 Nov. 23, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Pearson discusses his early training in design from his father, Ralph Pearson, an artist and writer; his education in political science at the University of Wisconsin; World War II duty in the merchant marine; training at the School for American Craftsmen; early exhibitions; and development of production pieces.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ronald H. Pearson (1924-1996) was a silversmith from Deer Isle, Me.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 and 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 55 min.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Silverwork Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artisans -- Maine -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Silversmiths -- Maine -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Pearson, Ralph M., 1883-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
School for American Crafts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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