Oral history interview with Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rockef72
Creators:
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1972 July 24
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
12 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller conducted 1972 July 24, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Rockefeller speaks of his family's art collection, and the influence of growing up surrounded by art; his interest in architecture; his involvement with the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the development of his own collection; his methods for collecting.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979) was a collector, patron, governor of New York, and U.S. Vice-President under Gerald Ford.

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 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 49 min.

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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