Oral history interview with James S. Plaut

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.plaut71
Creators:
Plaut, James S. (James Sachs), 1912-1996
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1971 June 29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
42 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of James S. Plaut conducted 1971 June 29, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Plaut speaks of founding the Boston Chapter of the Museum of Modern Art, its policies and aims; Boston art scene in the 1930s, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and other positions he has held.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James S. Plaut (1912-1996) was an art administrator and writer from Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Administration
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 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 4 min.

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Repository Contact
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