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Oral history interview with S. Lane Faison, 1981 December 14

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Interviewee:
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
College Art Association of America
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Audio excerpts: 4 sound files (3 min., 46 sec.) : digital
Transcript: 96 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel and 1 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 40 min.
Summary:
An interview of S. Lane Faison conducted 1981 December 14, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Faison discusses his activities during World War II teaching aircraft and ship recognition, gathering information related to art looted by the Nazis, preparing a report that described how Hitler's art collection was formed, and the distribution of unclaimed furniture; the role of the College Art Association during the 1950s-1960s; and his guide to art museums in New England.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with S. Lane Faison, 1981 December 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:
S. Lane Faison (1907-2006) was an art historian in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 and war
Art historians
Interviews
Sound recordings
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12908
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212323
AAA_collcode_faison81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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