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Interviews with art historians, 1991-2002

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Interviews with art historians

Biographical / Historical Note

The Oral History Documentation project was begun in collaboration with the Oral History Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1991. Seventeen interviews were completed, most by interviewer and historian Richard Cándida Smith, in collaboration with UCLA. The Oral History Program owns the tapes and electronic versions and this collection includes only the transcripts of these interviews. Transcripts of those interviews jointly sponsored by the Getty and UCLA are also located at UCLA and in the Bancroft Library at Berkeley. UCLA is digitizing transcripts of the seventeen oral histories and making them available online. Connect to the digital versions.

The project has been continued by the Getty Research Institute alone, and is an on-going effort to document and contribute to the history of the discipline of art history and closely related fields, particularly archaeology. Interviews, thus far, are with art and architectural historians, archaeologists, a bibliographer and historian of the book arts, a collector of artists' papers, and leaders of art institutions, including the leadership of the Getty Trust. The GRI is digitizing these transcripts and making them available online. Connect to the digital versions.




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