Oral history interview with Raymond Steth
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.steth90
Creators:
Steth, Raymond, 1917-1997
Kline, Marge
Dates:
1990 April 28
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
123 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Raymond Steth conducted 1990 April 28, by Marge Kline, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Scope and Contents
Steth discusses his early life and education in the South and in Philadelphia; his experiences in the Graphic Arts Division of the Federal Art Project (FAP); his fellow printmaker Dox Thrash and the development of the carborundum print; working in shipyards during World War II; opening up the Philographic Workshop in 1948; the instructors there; its eventual closing in 1953; and his career outside of the arts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Raymond Steth (1917-1997) was a printmaker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4780 available at Archives of American Art offices and 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
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 3 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 17 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
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