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Oral history interview with Olav Hammarstrom, 1982 Oct. 21-1983 Mar. 10

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Interviewee:
Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906-
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Aalto, Alvar
Roche, Kevin
Saarinen, Eero
Saarinen, Eliel
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: sound files : digital, wav file
Access Note / Rights:
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Summary:
An interview of Olav Hammarstrom conducted 1982 Oct. 21-1983 Mar. 10, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Hammarstrom speaks of his architectural education in Helsinki; his wartime and post-war experience with pre-fabricated building and town planning; his work as assistant to Alvar Aalto on construction of a dormitory at M.I.T.; his work as a member of Eero Saarinen's firm; his experiences as a teacher at Yale and M.I.T.; his work as a draftsman and project manager for the Architect's Collaborative in Cambridge; and private, ecclesiastical and residential design in architecture. He recalls Aalto, the Saarinens, and Kevin Roche.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Olav Hammarstrom, 1982 Oct. 21-1983 Mar. 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
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:
Olav Hammarstrom (1906-) is an architect and designer.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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
Topic:
Architects
Architecture
City planning
Designers
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11706
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211944
AAA_collcode_hammar82
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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