Oral history interview with Arthur J. Pulos, 1980 July 31-1982 Dec. 5
Pulos, Arthur J., 1917-1997
Brown, Robert F.
Pulos Design Associates
Syracuse University.School of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Transcript: 300 p.
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels and 4 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 10 hr., 16 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Arthur J. Pulos conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art.
Pulos speaks of his childhood as the son of Greek immigrants in Pennsylvania, his education in design at the Carnegie Institute, his World War II experience in aircraft design and metal fabrication, and his development as a silversmith at the University of Oregon. He discusses his chairmanship of the Design Department, Syracuse University, 1955-1982; his industrial design firm in Syracuse, New York; and his involvement in American and international design and crafts organizations.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arthur J. Pulos, 1980 July 31-1982 Dec. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Arthur J. Pulos (1917-1997) was a silversmith, industrial designer, and educator of Syracuse, N.Y.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001