Oral history interview with Alvin S. Romansky
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.romans79
Creators:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994
Levy, Sandra Curtis
Dates:
1979 September 17
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
234 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Alvin S. Romansky conducted 1979 September 17, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Romansky speaks of his history as a painter, ceramist, and collector; the art scene in Houston as he knew it; his political and law activities; artists and collectors who were his friends and associates; the Contemporary Arts Association; his European experiences; his personal philosophies; and the future of museums. He recalls the Blaffer family, Alexander Calder, Nina Cullinan, and John and Dominique de Menil; William Hayter and Buck Schiwetz.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alvin S. Romansky (1907-1994) was a painter, ceramist, and collector of Houston, Tex.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3752 available for use through interlibrary loan.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

General
General
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 43 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Patrons must use transcript.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramicists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collectors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Blaffer family Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cullinan, Nina J., 1896 or 9-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Menil, Dominique de Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Menil, John de Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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