Oral history interview with John Spencer

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.spence94
Creators:
Spencer, John, 1911-1996
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1994 September 1
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Items
sound cassettes (1 hr., 23 min.)
analog.
41 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with John Spencer conducted 1994 September 1, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Spencer discusses his work assisting Dean Cornwell on the Los Angeles Central Library murals between 1927-1933; his subsequent relationship with Cornwell; and his experience as a young artist in Southern California in the 1930s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Spencer was a painter from Pasadena, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
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
This interview is 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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 23 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- California, Southern Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California, Southern Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cornwell, Dean, 1892-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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