Oral history interview with Allen Porter

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.porter67
Creators:
Porter, Allen, 1902-1987
Coleman, Butler
Dates:
1967 May 24
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
20 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Allen Porter conducted 1967 May 24, by Butler Coleman, for the Archives of American Art. Porter speaks of his youth and educational background; his interest in photography; collectors; joining the Museum of Modern Art in 1937; films at the Museum; making films for the Army during World War II; art critics; art dealing. He recalls Alfred H. Barr, Julien Levy and Eugene Berman.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Allan Porter (1902-1987) was a curator at Museum of Modern Art.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 13 min.

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Filmmakers -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art museums -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levy, Julien Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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