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Oral history interview with Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, 1972 July 24

Interviewee:
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 12 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 49 min.
Summary:
An interview of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller conducted 1972 July 24, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Rockefeller speaks of his family's art collection, and the influence of growing up surrounded by art; his interest in architecture; his involvement with the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the development of his own collection; his methods for collecting.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, 1972 July 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979) was a collector, patron, governor of New York, and U.S. Vice-President under Gerald Ford.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 patronage
Art patrons
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12174
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212094
AAA_collcode_rockef72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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