Oral history interview with Otto Wittmann

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wittma76
Creators:
Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1976 August 19-20
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
124 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Otto Wittmann conducted 1976 August 19-20, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Wittmann speaks of his family history and life in Kansas City; art courses at Harvard; his position at Nelson Gallery of Art; Sach's museum course at Harvard; teaching art history at Emerson College, Boston College, and Skidmore College; of being associate director of Toledo Museum of Art; of assembling a new staff, and of responsibilities as director.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Otto Wittmann (1911-2001) was a museum director and consultant from Toledo, Ohio.

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' 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., 41 min.

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Repository Contact
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