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Oral history interview with William H. Pierson, 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14

view Oral history interview with William H. Pierson, 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Pierson, William Harvey, 1911-2008
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
8 sound files : digital, wav file
General Note:
Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 39 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of William H. Pierson conducted 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Pierson speaks of his education at Yale Art School; becoming a drawing instructor at Yale; his graduate work at New York University; his World War II naval service in radar research; his doctoral studies at Yale on New England industrial architecture; teaching studio art and art history at William College, Williamstown, Mass.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William H. Pierson, 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14. 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:
William H. Pierson (1911-2008) was an art historian and educator from Williamstown, Mass.
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 historians
Art teachers
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12656
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212305
AAA_collcode_pierso81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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