Oral history interview with Edgar Tolson
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.tolson81
Creators:
Tolson, Edgar, 1904-1984
Pennington, Estill Curtis
Dates:
1981 July 30
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
Sound recording
14 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Edgar Tolson conducted 1981July 30, by Estill Curtis Pennington, with the assistance of Larry Hackley, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Tolson discusses his family; living in Campton, Kentucky.; wood-carving techniques and subject matter; and selling his work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edgar Tolson (1904-1984) was a wood-carver from Campton, Kentucky.

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.
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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 43 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- Kentucky Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carving -- Kentucky Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artisans -- Kentucky -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carvers -- Kentucky -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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