Oral history interview with Robert Pfannebecker
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pfanne91
Creators:
Pfannebecker, Robert L.
Drutt, Helen Williams
Dates:
1991 May 21
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
222 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Robert Pfannebecker conducted 1991 May 21, by Helen Drutt English, (formerly Helen Williams Drutt) for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Pfannebecker discusses his background; the development of his interest in crafts and collecting; his associations with students and teachers at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in the 1960s; later acquisitions as a result of his association with Dale Chihuly and his students at the Rhode Island School of Design, Wayne Higby and his students at Alfred University, and Eleanor Moty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; other artists he has worked with over the years including Patti Warashina, Fred Bauer, Helen Bitar, Warren Seelig, and Gary Knodel; and exhibitions of his collection.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Pfannebecker (1933- ) is a crafts collector and attorney from Philadelphia, Pa.

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.
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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 25 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft -- Exhibitions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft -- Collectors and collecting -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bauer, Fred Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chihuly, Dale, 1941- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Higby, Wayne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warashina, Patti, 1940- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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