Oral history interview with John Yeon
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Yeon, John
Kolisch, Marian W.
1982 December 14-1983 January 10
Physical Description:
70 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of John Yeon conducted 1982 December 14-1983 January 10, by Marian W. Kolisch, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project.
Scope and Contents
Yeon speaks of his family background; his early interest in art; educational experiences; his early travels; his early interest in architecture and the influence of the Bauhaus architects; his involvement in landscape, city planning and conservation; and various architectural projects he has been involved in. He recalls the architect Pietro Belluschi.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Yeon (1910-1994) was an architect from Portland, Oregon.

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 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.

Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 27 min.

Digital Content

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

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Architecture -- Oregon -- Portland Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- Oregon -- Portland -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Belluschi, Pietro, 1899-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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