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Oral history interview with Charles Childs, 1972 April 18-May 12

Interviewee:
Childs, Charles
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Arms, John Taylor
Chamberlain, Samuel
Karolik, Maxim
Wales, George Canning
Goodspeed's Book Shop (Boston, Mass.)
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 70 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 35 min. Parts 3 & 4 of Childs interview is under Walter Feldman on tape 2.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Charles Childs conducted 1972 April 18-May 12, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Childs speaks of his childhood and the development of his interest in art; his first involvement with printmaking; studying at Normal Art School; working at Goodspeed's Print Shop; the art scene in Boston in the 1920s and 1930s; his theories and approaches to art collecting; the development of the Boston Arts Festival; and his involvement with the Institute of Contemporary Art. He recalls John Taylor Arms, Samuel Chamberlain, Maxim Karolik, and George Wales.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charles Childs, 1972 April 18-May 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3196 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Charles Childs is an art dealer and collector from Boston, Massachusetts.
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:
Art
Art dealers
Art festivals
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12906
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212039
AAA_collcode_childs72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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