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Oral history interview with Samuel Chamberlain, 1972 September 25

Interviewee:
Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-1975
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 43 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 36 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Samuel Chamberlain conducted 1972 September 25, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Chamberlain tells of the influence of his parents, his study of architecture at Boston Tech., his practice of free-lance art and his work for an architectural firm. He also speaks of his European travels and plans to become an artist in France, of learning printmaking in France and experimenting with different printmaking media. He concludes by talking about his photographic work, getting his photographs published in books on architecture, his feelings about small towns and cities, and teaching printmaking.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Samuel Chamberlain, 1972 September 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3417 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975) was an etcher and photographer from Marblehead, Massachussets.
Provenance:
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
Topic:
Architectural photography
Etchers
Interviews
Photographers
Prints
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11809
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212037
AAA_collcode_chambe72
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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