Oral history interview with Edmund Rudolph Teske

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.teske80
Creators:
Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996
Larsen, Susan C.
Dates:
1980 May 27-30
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
96 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Edmund Rudolph Teske conducted 1980 May 27-30, by Susan C. Larsen, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Teske speaks of his family background; his early interest in photography, acting and music; Jane Addams' Hull House; working in A. George Miller's commercial photography studio; aspiring to be a cinematographer; establishing the first photographic workshop at Taliesin North; photographing Chicago "in the spirit of Atget"; development of his technique; his subject matter; solarization and other printing processes; and his series, "Song of Dust". He recalls Aline Barnsdall, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Frank Lloyd Wright, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edmund Teske (1911-1996) was a photographer from Los Angeles, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3199 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 38 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photography -- Printing processes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Barnsdall, Aline, 1882-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ray, Man, 1890-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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