Oral history interview with Edgar Tafel

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.tafel90
Creators:
Tafel, Edgar
Rifkind, Carole
Dates:
1990 May 16-July 24
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
128 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Edgar Tafel conducted 1990 May 16-July 24, by Carol Rifkind, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Tafel discusses his apprenticeship with Frank Lloyd Wright and his subsequent architectural career. He recalls William Van Alen, Tom Wolfe, and the construction of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edgar Tafel (1912-2011) was an architect from New York, N.Y.

Administration
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 on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 15 min.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wolfe, Tom Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Alen, William, 1883-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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