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Oral history interview with Francis W. Dolloff, 1986 September 19-November 13

view Oral history interview with Francis W. Dolloff, 1986 September 19-November 13 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Dolloff, Francis W., 1908-2006
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Rossiter, Henry P. (Henry Preston),
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 6 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Francis W. Dolloff conducted 1986 September 19-1986 November 13, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Dolloff speaks of his childhood and education in the Boston area; of his work as a young helper, from 1924 on, in various capacities at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; working in the late 1920s as a self-taught prints and drawings restorer under Henry P. Rossiter at the Museum of Fine Arts; modern apprenticeship plus specialized training for restorers.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Francis W. Dolloff, 1986 September 19-November 13. 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:
Francis W. Dolloff (1908-2006) was a restorer of prints and drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
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:
Interviews
Prints
Restorers
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12084
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212047
AAA_collcode_dollof86
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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