Oral history interview with Paul Thiry
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.thiry83
Creators:
Thiry, Paul, 1904-1993
Clausen, Meredith L.
Dates:
1983 September 15-16
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
97 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Paul Thiry conducted 1983 September 15-16, by Meredith L. Clausen, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project at the artist's home.
Scope and Contents
Thiry speaks of his early years in Nome, San Francisco, Paris, and Seattle; the decision to become an architect; his early designs; the influence of Japanese architecture; his work in public housing architecture; current trends in architecture; regional influences; church design; shopping center design; the Beaux Arts style; and the importance of history and diversity in modern design.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul Thiry (1904-1993) was an architect from Seattle, Washington.

Administration
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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
Existence and Location of Originals
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.

General
General
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 16 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture -- Washington (State) -- Seattle Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- Northwestern States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- Northwestern States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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