A Finding Aid to the Donald C. Smith Interviews Relating to Edwin Dickinson, 1981-1986, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.smitdona
Creators:
Smith, Donald C., 1935-
Dates:
1981-1986
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
Repository:
The interviews conducted by artist and professor Donald C. Smith relating to artist Edwin Dickinson measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1981 to 1986. The interviews were conducted as part of a research project on Dickinson. Smith interviewed a number of Dickinson's students to learn about his teaching philosophy. The interviewees are: Lennart Anderson, Francis Cunningham, Vera Chopak De Champlain, Edward (Ted) Denyer, Louis Finkelstein and Denver Lindsey.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The interviews conducted by artist and professor Donald C. Smith relating to artist Edwin Dickinson measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1981 to 1986. The interviews were conducted as part of a research project on Dickinson. Smith interviewed a number of Dickinson's students to learn about his teaching philosophy. The interviewees are: Lennart Anderson, Francis Cunningham, Vera Chopak De Champlain, Edward (Ted) Denyer, Louis Finkelstein and Denver Lindsey.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.
  • Series 1: Interviews, 1981-1986 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Donald C. Smith was an artist and educator in Rhode Island. He attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and received two degrees in painting. Smith has been a Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Harvard University, Yale University Summer School for Music and Visual Art, Brown University, Artist Union, Brooklyn College, Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design, and Wheelock College.
Edwin Walter Dickinson (1891-1978) was a painter in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Dickinson studied with William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League and was a member of Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2021.
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1986 by Donald C. Smith.

General
General
Poor sound quality throughout.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Donald C. Smith interviews relating to Edwin Dickinson, 1981-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the Edwin Walters Dickinson papers, 1909-1971; the Philip Cecil Malicoat letters from Edwin Dickinson, 1927-1966; the Doug Frost writing on Edwin Dickinson, 1973 August 10; and oral history interviews conducted with Edwin Dickenson in 1970 and 1972.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art students -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Rhode Island -- Providence Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Rhode Island -- Providence Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cunningham, Francis, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson, Lennart, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Champlain, Vera Chopak, 1928 or 9- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Finkelstein, Louis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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