Oral history interview with Gerald Williams

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.willia78
Creators:
Williams, Gerald, 1926-2014
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1978 February 22-1979 April 19
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Items
sound tape reels
5 in.
72 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Gerald Williams conducted 1978 February 22-1979 April 19, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Williams speaks of his boyhood in India; his travails as a pacifist during World War II; his decision to become a potter; his early work; his apprenticeship to John Butler in 1951; the influence upon him of Edwin and Mary Scheier; and the development of the cone firing process and stoneware forms during the 1950s and 1960s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gerald Williams (1926-2014) was a sculptor, potter, and editor from Goffstown, N.H.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 23 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Sculptors -- New Hampshire -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramicists -- New Hampshire -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Scheier, Edwin A., 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scheier, Mary, 1908- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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