Oral history interview with Charles Rand Penney

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.penneyc81
Creators:
Penney, Charles Rand
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 Aug. 14-16
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
73 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Charles Rand Penney conducted 1981 Aug. 14-16, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Penney speaks of his childhood in Buffalo, N.Y.; his education at Yale; his early interest in prints, especially Emil Ganso's work; his acquaintance with and patronage of Charles Burchfield; the expansion of his collection during the 1960s; the establishment of an educational foundation; and his patronage of artists in western New York.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles R. Penney (1923-2010) was an art collector from Lockport, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
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 1 tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 17 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ganso, Emil, 1895-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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