Oral history interview with DeWolf Perry

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.perry74
Creators:
Perry, DeWolf, 1908-1989
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1974 Feb. 12
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
19 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of DeWolf Perry conducted 1974 Feb. 12, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Rev. Perry remembers his grandfather, John Ferguson Weir, and his great-uncle, Julian Alden Weir. Perry speaks of his famous family and their particular interest in mysticism and the spiritual world.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dewolf Perry (1908-1989), full name James DeWolf Perry, IV, was an Episcopal clergyman and art collector from Princeton, Mass. Perry's father was the Rt. Rev. James DeWolf Perry, III, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Administration
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 1 digital wav file. Duration is 50 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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