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Oral history interview with Thomas Carr Howe, 1976 June 2-3

view Oral history interview with Thomas Carr Howe, 1976 June 2-3 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Subject:
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 53 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 37 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Thomas Carr Howe conducted 1976 June 2-3, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Howe speaks of the history of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the growth of the museum and its collections, the museum's relationship with the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, as well as his service in World War II in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section of the U.S. Army, where he worked closely with George Stout recovering stolen artwork in the salt mines at Alt Aussee.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Thomas Carr Howe, 1976 June 2-3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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:
Thomas Carr Howe (1904-1994) was a museum director of San Francisco, California.
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 museums
Interviews
Museum directors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13175
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212152
AAA_collcode_howe76
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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