Oral history interview with Arthur J. Pulos

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pulos80
Creators:
Pulos, Arthur J.
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1980 July 31-1982 Dec. 5
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
300 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Arthur J. Pulos conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Pulos speaks of his childhood as the son of Greek immigrants in Pennsylvania, his education in design at the Carnegie Institute, his World War II experience in aircraft design and metal fabrication, and his development as a silversmith at the University of Oregon. He discusses his chairmanship of the Design Department, Syracuse University, 1955-1982; his industrial design firm in Syracuse, New York; and his involvement in American and international design and crafts organizations.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Arthur J. Pulos (1917-1997) was a silversmith, industrial designer, and educator of Syracuse, N.Y.

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 3 sound tape reels and 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 10 hr., 16 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Decorative arts -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design, Industrial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industrial designers -- New York (State) -- Syracuse -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Silversmiths -- New York (State) -- Syracuse -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pulos Design Associates Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Syracuse University. School of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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