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Parkinson, Elizabeth Bliss, 1907-2001  Search this
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 51 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 17 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
An interview of Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson conducted 1978 Jan. 3, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Parkinson speaks of her childhood with her aunt, Lizzie Bliss, Bliss' relationship with Arthur B. Davies, the formation of Bliss' art collection, and her involvement in the establishment of the Museum of Modern Art.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson, 1978 Jan. 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.
Biography Note:
Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson (1907-2001) was a patron and collector from New York, N.Y.
This interview is 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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Archives of American Art