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Interviews with art historians, 1991-2002

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Interviews with art historians

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I. Transcripts and sound recordings, 1991-2002
Selected transcripts and sound recordings (digitized version): 1991-2002

Series I. contains taped interviews and typed transcripts. Audio materials are unavailable until reformatted. Some transcripts are sealed for the lifetime of the subject or other parties. In some instances, the transcript has been edited, with restricted information deleted until such time as the full interview may be released. Unless otherwise, specified, each transcript consists of one bound volume.
Some transcripts have been digitized. Digital images are provided for study purposes only.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically.
Ackerman, James S., 1991
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18 "Art Historian" (transcript)
"Art Historian": 1991

Interviewed by Joel Gardner. There were eight interview sessions. Session 1: 19 March 1991; Session 2: 15 April 1991; Session 3: 22 April 1991; Session 4: 13 May 1991; Session 5: 22 May 1991; Session 6: 29 May 1991; Session 7: 12 June 1991; Session 8: 18 Novemeber 1991.
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1A C1 James Ackerman cassettes
13 sound cassettes of 13 ; original.
Argan, Guilio Carlo, 1991
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7 L'Entrata dell' arte nella vita quotidiana (Bringing art into everyday life) (transcript)
"L'Entrata dell' arte nella vita quotidiana (Bringing art into everyday life)": 1991

Interviewed by Luisa Passerini. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 21 May 1991; Session 2: 12 August 1991.
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1A C2 Giulio Carlo Argan cassettes
2 sound cassettes of 2 ; original.
Barocchi, Paola, 1993
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16 La Conoscenza dell' esperienze figurative (transcript)
"La Conoscenza dell' esperienze figurative": 1993

Interviewed by Luisa Passerini and Maria Perosino. There were two sessions. Session 1: 27 February 1993; Session 2: 10 May 1993.
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1A C3 Paola Barocchi cassettes
2 sound cassettes of 2 ; original.
Baxandall, Michael, 1996
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36 Substance, sensation and perception (transcript) 1 volume
"Substance, sensation and perception": 1996

Interviewed by Richard Cándida Smith. Four sessions: 18 April 1996; 26 April 1996; 30 April 1996; 6 May 1996.
Michael Baxandall cassettes
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1A C4 Originals
8 sound cassettes of 8 ; original.
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Use copies C4 Use copies
8 sound cassettes of 8 ; use copy.
Boardman, John, 1995
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11 Evidence, interpretation, and accident in archeology (transcript)
"Evidence, interpretation, and accident in archeology": 1995

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Clare L. Lyons. There were two sessions. Session 1: 16 February 1995; Session 2: 17 February 1995.
John Boardman cassettes
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1A C5 Originals
5 sound cassettes of 5 ; original.
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Use copies C5 Use copies
5 sound cassettes of 5 ; use copy.
Brown, Jean, 1992
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12 The Fluxus movement (transcript)
"The Fluxus movement": 1992

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were four sessions. Session 1: 24 February 1992; Session 2: 25 February 1992; Session 3: 26 February 1992; Session 4: 27 February 1992.
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2A C6 Jean Brown cassettes
7 sound cassettes of 7 ; original.
Buchthal, Hugo, 1993
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30 Iconolgy and Byzantine studies (transcript)
"Iconolgy and Byzantine studies" : 1993

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were two sessions. Session 1: 30 August 1993; Session 2: 31 August 1993.
Hugo Buchthal cassettes
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2A C7 Originals
3 sound cassettes of 3 ; original.
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Use copies C7 Use copies
1 sound tape reel (3 hr. 34 min.) : analog ; Archival master. 4 sound discs (cds) : digital; Copy Master. 4 sound discs (cds) : digital; Use copy.
Coolidge, John, 1991
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17 The modern sensibility at the Fogg Art Museum (transcript)
"The modern sensibility at the Fogg Art Museum" : 1991

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were five sessions. Session 1: 8 April 1991; Session 2: 9 April 1991; Session 3: 10 April 1991; Session 4: 11 April 1991; Session 5: 12 April 1991.
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1A C8 John Coolidge cassettes
11 sound cassettes of 11 ; original..
Edelstein, J.M., 1994, 1996
Engaging books (transcript)
"Engaging books": 1994, 1996

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were four sessions. Session 1: 4 November 1994; Session 2: 5 November 1994; Session 3: 6 Novemeber 1994; Session 4: 7 January 1996.
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34 Full version
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35 Partial version
Comprising two of four total sessions. Session 1: 4 November 1994; Session 2: 5 November 1994. Disk for partial version of transcript is in Series III.
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2A-3A C9 J. M. Edelstein cassettes
14 sound cassettes of 14 ; original.
Englander, Nancy, 1997
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42 Program planning at the J. Paul Getty Trust (transcript)
Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith on 16 May 1997. Sealed for the duration of her life.
Nancy Englander cassettes
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3A C10 Originals
14 sound cassettes of 14 ; original. Sealed for the duration of her life.
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Sealed C10 Use copies 2 sound cassettes of 2 ; use copy.
Faison, S. Lane, 1992
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5 "Art historian" (transcript)
"Art historian": 1992

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three sessions. Session 1: 27 October 1992; Session 2: 28 October 1992; Session 3: 29 October 1992.
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3A C11 S. Lane Faison cassettes
8 sound cassettes of 8 original.
Grabar, Oleg, 1998
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45 The Practice of Islamic art history (transcript)
"The Practice of Islamic art history": 1998

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were two sessions. Session 1: 26 January 1998; Session 2: 27 January 1998.
Oleg Grabar cassettes
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3A C12 Originals
6 sound cassettes of 6 original.
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Use copies C12 Use copies
6 sound cassettes of 6 ; use copy.
Hamilton, George Heard, 1991
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15 "Art historian" (transcript)
"Art historian": 1991

Interviewed by Taina Rikala de Noriega. There were four interview sessions. Session 1: 7 August 1991; Session 2: 8 August 1991; Session 3: 9 August 1991; Session 4: 11 August 1991.
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3A C13 George Heard Hamilton cassettes
2 sound cassettes of 2 ; original.
Harrison, Evelyn, 1995
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31 Context and style in classical archeology (transcript)
"Context and style in classical archeology": 1995

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Claire L. Lyons. There was one interview session, 29 March 1995.
Evelyn B. Harrison cassettes
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4A C14 Originals
4 sound cassettes of 4 ; originals.
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Use copies C14 Use copies
4 sound cassettes of 4 ; use copy
Haskell, Francis, 1994
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24 The Ambiguous image (transcript)
Sealed until deaths of Francis and Larissa Haskell, or until Jan. 1, 2010, whichever is later.
Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were five interview sessions. Session 1: 21 April 1994; Session 2: 22 April 1994; Session 3: 23 April 1994; Session 4: 24 April 1994; Session 5: 25 April 1994.
Francis Haskell cassettes
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4A C15 Originals
11 sound cassettes of 11 ; original. Restricted.
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Sealed C15 Use copies
11 sound cassettes of 11 ; use copy. Sealed.
Heckscher, Roxanne S., 1994
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23 A Secretary's recollections of Erwin Panofsky (transcript)
Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith on 20 May 1994.
Roxanne Heckscher cassettes
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4A C16 Originals
2 sound cassettes of 2 ; original.
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Use copies C16 Use copies
2 sound cassettes of 2 ; use copy
Heckscher, William S., 1993
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4 Gratia dei sum qui sum (transcript)
"Gratia dei sum qui sum": 1993

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 16 September 1993; Session 2: 17 September 1993; Session 3: 18 September 1993.
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4A C17 William S. Heckscher cassettes
9 sound cassettes of 9 ; original.
Held, Julius S., 1991-1992
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3 "Art historian" (transcript)
"Art historian": 1991-1992

Interviewed by Taina Rikala de Noriega. There were five interview sessions. Session 1: 24 June 1991; Session 2: 25 June 1991; Session 3: 26 June 1991; Session 4: 28 June 1991; Session 5: 29 June 1991.
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4A-5A C18 Julius S. Held cassettes
9 sound cassettes of 9 ; original.
Hermann, Wolfgang, 1990
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20 Journey from Berlin (transcript)
Journey from Berlin (transcript): 1990

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were six interview sessions. Session 1: 5 February 1990; Session 2: 7 February 1990; Session 3: 9 February 1990; Session 4: 12 February 1990; Session 5: 13 September 1990; Session 6: 14 September 1990. Plus duplicate copy.
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5A C19 Wolfgang Herrmann cassettes
8 sound cassettes of 8 ; original.
Himmelmann, Nikolaus, 1995
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29 Archeology and hermeneutics (transcript)
Archeology and hermeneutics: 1995

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 20 February 1995; Session 2: 21 February 1995.
Nikolaus Himmelmann cassettes
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5A C20 Originals
4 sound cassettes of 4 ; original.
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Use copies C20 Use copies
4 sound cassettes of 4 ; use copy.
Hoffman, Herbert, 1998
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46 Herbert Hoffmann (transcript)
Sealed for the duration of his life.
Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 21 May 1998; Session 2: 22 May 1998. Session 3: 23 May 1998.
Herbert Hoffmann cassettes
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5A C21 Originals
5 sound cassettes of 5 ; original. Restricted.
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Sealed C21 Use copies
5 sound cassettes of 5 ; use copy. Sealed for the duration of his life.
Kitzinger, Ernst, 1995
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32 Style and meaning in early medieval art (transcript)
Style and meaning in early medieval art (transcript): 1995

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were six interview sessions. Session 1: 18 February 1995; Session 2: 23 February 1995; Session 3: 24 February 1995; Session 4: 25 February 1995; Session 5: 31 May 1995; Session 6: 1 June 1995.
Ernst Kitzinger cassettes
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5A-6A C22 Originals
13 sound cassettes of 13 ; original.
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Use copies C22 Use copies
13 sound cassettes of 13 ; use copy.
Kubler, Elizabeth, 1991
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6 "Art historian" (transcript)
"Art historian": 1991

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Thomas F. Reese. There was one interview session, 20 November 1991.
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6A C23 Elizabeth Kubler cassette
1 sound cassette of 1 ; original.
Kubler, George, 1991
"Art historian" (transcript)
"Art historian": 1991

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Thomas F. Reese. There were seven interview sessions. The first three are transcribed in volume 1 and the last three in volume 2. Session 1: 27 March 1991; Session 2: 28 March 1991; Session 3: 29 March 1991; Session 4: 30 March 1991; Session 5: 18 November 1991; Session 6: 19 November 1991; Session 7: 20 November 1991.
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13 Volume I
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14 Volume II
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6A C24 George Kubler cassettes
16 sound cassettes of 16 ; original.
Lee, Sherman E., 1992
"Museum director" (transcript)
"Museum director": 1992

Material restricted during Lee's lifetime was deleted from the GRI copy; blank lines and pages show where material was deleted. UCLA has a complete copy of interview transcript; GRI has complete audiorecordings.
Interviewed by Joel Gardner. There were seven interview sessions. Session 1: 7 April 1992; Session 2: 8 April 1992; Session 3: 9 April 1992; Session 4: 13 July 1992; Session 5: 14 July 1992; Session 6: 15 July 1992; Session 7: 16 July 1992.
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9 Volume I
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10 Volume II
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6A-7A C25 Sherman E. Lee cassettes
Sherman E. Lee cassettes (C25) (digitized version available on-site only): 1992

14 sound cassettes of 14 ; original. N.B., lacking tape number 10.
Lehmann, Phyllis W., 1992
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1 "Art historian" (transcript)
"Art historian": 1992

Interviewed by Teresa Barnett. There were four interview sessions. Session 1: 18 May 1992; Session 2: 19 May 1992; Session 3: 21 May 1992; Session 4: 22 May 1992.
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7A C26 Phyllis Williams Lehmann cassettes
6 sound cassettes of 6.
Lewis, Samella, 1997
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49 Image and belief (transcript)
"Image and belief": 1997

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were seven interview sessions. Session 1: 19 May 1997; Session 2: 19 May 1997; Session 3: 20 May 1997; Session 4: 2 May 1997; Session 5: 17 June 1997; Session 6: 18 June 1997; Session 7: 20 June 1997.
Samella S. Lewis cassettes
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7A C27 Originals
12 sound cassettes of 12 ; original.
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Use copies C27 Use copies
12 sound cassettes of 12 ; use copy.
Mongan, Agnes, 1991, 1993
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2 "Museum curator" (transcript)
"Museum curator": 1991, 1993

Interviewed by Taina Rikala de Noriega and Richard Candida Smith. There were four interview sessions. Session 1: 26 October 1991; Session 2: 27 October 1991; Session 3: 28 October 1991; Session 4: 6 April 1993.
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7A C28 Agnes Mongan cassettes
6 sound cassettes of 6 ; original.
Nochlin, Linda, 1998
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47 The Feminist turn in the social history of art (transcript)
"The Feminist turn in the social history of art": 1998

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 15 April 1998; Session 2: 16 April 1998; Session 3: 14 May 1998.
Linda Nochlin cassettes
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8A C29 Originals
6 sound cassettes of 6 ; original.
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Use copies C29 Use copies
6 sound cassettes of 6 ; use copy.
Pollock, Griselda, 1995
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37 The Ambivalence of pleasure (transcript)
"The ambivalence of pleasure": 1997

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 22 May 1995; Session 2: 23 May 1995; Session 3: 25 May 1995. With errata sheets for title page.
Griselda Pollock cassettes
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8A C30 Originals
7 sound cassettes of 7 ; original.
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Use copies C30 Use copies
7 sound cassettes of 7 ; use copy.
Proske, Beatrice G., 1994
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22 The Early years of the Hispanic Society of America (transcript)
"The Early years of the Hispanic Society of America": 1994

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There was one interview session, 12 May 1994.
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8A C31 Beatrice Gilman Proske cassettes
3 sound cassettes of 3 ; original.
Renfrew, Colin, 1996
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41 Origins and diffusions in archeological theory, (transcript)
Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were four interview sessions. Session 1: 15 May 1996; Session 2: 16 May 1996; Session 3: 17 May 1996; Session 4: 18 May 1996.
Colin Renfrew cassettes
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8A C32 Originals
11 sound cassettes of 11.
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Use copies C32 Use copies
11 sound cassettes of 11 ; use copy.
Ridgway, Brunilde, 1997
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40 Classical archaeology: the Bryn Mawr tradition (transcript)
Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Claire L. Lyons. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 26 March 1997; Session 2: 27 March 1997; Session 3: 28 March 1997.
Brunilde Ridgway cassettes
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8A C33 Originals 6 sound cassettes of 6 ; original.
6 sound cassettes of 6 ; use copy.
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Use copies C33 Use copies
6 sound cassettes of 6 ; use copy.
Sekler, Edouard F., 1994
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25 Spirit and project (transcript)
"Spirit and project": 1994

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 25 February 1994; Session 2: 26 February 1994.
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8A C34 Edouard F. Sekler cassettes
6 sound cassettes of 6 ; original.
Simson, Otto Georg von, 1991
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21 "Art historian" (transcript)
"Art historian": 1991

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 7 November 1991; Session 2: 8 November 1991.
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8A C35 Otto Georg von Simson cassettes
4 sound cassettes of 4 ; original.
Smyth, Craig Hugh, 1991-1992
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27 "Art historian" (transcript)
"Art historian": 1991-1992

Interviewed by Taina Rikala de Noriega, Thomas F. Reese and Richard Candida Smith. There were seven sessions. Session 1: 21 October 1991; Session 2: 22 October 1991; Session 3: 23 October 1991; Session 4: 24 October 1991; Session 5: 25 October 1991; Session 6: 14 May 1992; Session 7: 15 May 1992.
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8A C36 Craig Hugh Smyth cassettes
10 sound cassettes of 10; original.
Steinberg, Leo, 1998
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48 The Gestural trace (transcript)
"The Gestural trace" (digitized transcript): 1998

"The Gestural Trace" (digitized audiorecording available on-site only): 1998

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three sessions. Session 1: 17 February 1998; Session 2: 18 February 1998; Session 3: 21 February 1998. Note: Audio ends with "For me, it always comes out of the work;" the transcript contains two subsequent sentences.
Leo Steinberg cassettes
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9A C37 Originals
7 sound cassettes of 7 ; original.
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Use copies C37 Use copies
7 sound cassettes of 7 ; use copy.
Tafuri, Manfredo, 1992
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8 La Storia come progetto (History as project) (transcript)
La Storia come progetto (History as project): 1992

Interviewed by Luisa Passerini. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 10 February 1992; Session 2: 28 March 1992.
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9A C38 Manfredo Tafuri cassettes
4 sound cassettes of 4 ; original.
Thompson, Homer, 1994
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39 The Athenian agora: evidence and interpretation (transcript)
"The Athenian agora: evidence and interpretation": 1994

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Claire L. Lyons. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 7 October 1994; Session 2: 8 October 1994; Session 3: 9 October 1994.
Homer A. Thompson cassettes
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9A C39 Originals
7 sound cassettes of 7 ; original.
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Use copies C39 Use copies
7 sound cassettes of 7 ; use copy.
Vermeule, Cornelius, 1995
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38 Antiquities at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (transcript)
"Antiquities at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts": 1995

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Claire L. Lyons. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 10 November 1995; Session 2: 14 November 1995.
Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule cassettes
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9A C40 Originals
4 sound cassettes of 4 ; original.
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Use copies C40 Use copies
4 sound cassettes of 4 ; use copy.
Von Bothmer, Deitrich, 1995
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33 Deitrich von Bothmer (transcript)
Sealed until 2019.
Dietrich von Bothmer cassettes
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9A C41 Originals
5 sound cassettes of 5 ; original. Restricted.
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Sealed C41 Use copies
5 sound cassettes of 5 ; use copy. Sealed until 2019.
Weitzmann, Kurt, 1992-1993
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28 "Art historian" (transcript)
"Art historian": 1992-1993

Interviewed by Taina Rikala de Noriega and Richard Candida Smith. There were five interview sessions. Session 1: 2 April 1992; Session 2: 4 April 1992; Session 3: 7 April 1992; Session 4: 9 April 1992; Session 5: 8 April 1993.
Kurt Weitzmann cassettes
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9A C42 Originals
6 sound cassettes of 6 ; original.
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Use copies C42 Use copies
1 sound tape reel (8 hr, 9 min.) : analog ; Archival master. 9 sound discs (cds) : digital ; Copy master. 9 sound discs (cds) : digital; Use copy.
Williams, Harold Marvin, 1997
Harold Marvin Williams (transcript)
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43 Copy 1
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44 Copy 2
Harold Marvin Williams cassettes
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9A C43 Originals
8 sound cassettes of 8 ; original. Restricted.
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Sealed C43 Use copies
8 sound cassettes of 8 ; use copy.
Wittkower, Margot 1994
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19 Partnership and Discovery: Margot and Rudolf Wittkower (transcript)
"Partnership and Discovery: Margot and Rudolf Wittkower": 1994

Interviewed by Teresa Barnett. There were ten interview sessions. Session 1: 11 December 1992; Session 2: 12 December 1992; Session 3: 14 December 1992; Session 4: 15 December 1992; Session 5: 13 May 1993; Session 6: 14 May 1993; Session 7: 15 May 1993; Session 8: 24 June 1993; Session 9: 25 June 1993; Session 10: 26 June 1993.
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9A C44 Margot Wittkower cassettes
14 sound cassettes of 14 ; original.
Wittmann, Otto, 1993
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26 The Museum in the creation of community (transcript)
"The Museum in the creation of community": 1993

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were nine interview sessions. Session 1: 11 January 1993; Session 2: 12 January 1993; Session 3: 13 January 1993; Session 4: 8 February 1993; Session 5: 9 February 1993; Session 6: 10 February 1993; Session 7: 26 April 1993; Session 8: 27 April 1993; Session 9: 28 April 1993.
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10A C45 Otto Wittmann cassettes
20 sound cassettes of 20 ; original.
II. Computer discs of oral transcripts, 1991-2002
Computer discs exist for most transcripts. UCLA holds the discs for transcripts completed under their aegis. The transcripts are in WordPerfect or Microsoft Word. The discs are restricted and may not be used or circulated. However, most of the bound transcripts have been digitized and are available online, as indicated in the container list.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically.
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1B Barocchi, Paola 1 disk(s)
1B Baxandall, Michael 1 disk(s)
1B Boardman, John 1 disk(s)
1B Buchthal, Hugo 1 disk(s)
1B Edelstein, J.M. 2 disk(s)
1 disk for partial transcript, and 1 disk for full transcript; full transcript was sealed until April 1, 2001.
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2B Englander, Nancy 1 disk(s), sealed
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1B Grabar, Oleg 1 disk(s)
1B Harrison, Evelyn 1 disk(s)
1B Haskell, Francis 2 disk(s), sealed
1B Heckscher, Roxanne S. 1 disk(s)
1B Heckscher, William S. 1 disk(s)
1B Himmelmann, Nikolaus 1 disk(s)
1B Kitzinger, Ernst 1 disk(s)
1B Lewis, Samella 2 disk(s)
1B Nochlin, Linda 2 disk(s)
1B Pollock, Griselda 1 disk(s)
1B Proske, Beatrice G. 1 disk(s)
1B Ridgway, Brunilde 1 disk(s)
1B Sekler, Edouard F. 1 disk(s)
1B Steinberg, Leo 1 disk(s)
1B Vermeule, Cornelius 1 disk(s)
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2B Von Bothmer, Deitrich 1 disk(s), sealed
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1B Williams, Harold Marvin 1 disk(s)
1B Wittkower, Margot 3 disk(s)
1B Wittmann, Otto 2 disk(s)


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