Oral history interview with William H. Pierson
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pierso81
Creators:
Pierson, William H. (William Harvey), 1911-2008
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
8 Items
sound files
digital, wav file
128 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with William H. Pierson conducted 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Pierson speaks of his education at Yale Art School; becoming a drawing instructor at Yale; his graduate work at New York University; his World War II naval service in radar research; his doctoral studies at Yale on New England industrial architecture; teaching studio art and art history at William College, Williamstown, Mass.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William H. Pierson (1911-2008) was an art historian and educator from Williamstown, Mass.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 39 min.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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