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Edwin Bergman interviews, 1984 Aug. 21-Dec. 21

Creator:
Bergman, Edwin, 1917-1986
Erens, Patricia, 1938-
Subject:
Cornell, Joseph
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording 2 sound cassettes
Transcript 76 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
An interview of Edwin Bergman conducted by Patricia Erens.
Bergman speaks of his family background and youth in Chicago; early philanthropic activities in Jewish organizations; beginning his art collection; other collectors he has been associated with; meeting Joseph Cornell, getting to know him and collecting his work; his philosophy of collecting; the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and its history; his service on the Museum's board of trustees; why, in his opinion, there are so many Jewish collectors in Chicago; his civic activities.
Citation:
Edwin Bergman interviews, 1984 Aug. 21-Dec. 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art collector; Chicago, Ill.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by the American Jewish Committee.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art, Modern
Interviews
Jewish art and symbolism
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10291
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213479
AAA_collcode_bergedwi
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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