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Oral history interview with Robert Sperry, 1983 August 11

view Oral history interview with Robert Sperry, 1983 August 11 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Sperry, Robert H., 1927-1998
Interviewer:
Harrington, LaMar, 1917-2005
Subject:
Voulkos, Peter
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Washington (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 75 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 4 min.
Summary:
An interview of Robert Sperry conducted 1983 August 11, by LaMar Harrington, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project.
Sperry speaks of his family background; his army service; his education; his early career in ceramics; the Oriental influence in his work; folk art; his contemporaries in ceramics; and his current plans. He recalls Peter Voulkos.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Sperry, 1983 August 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3594 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
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:
Robert Sperry (1927-1998) was a ceramist from Seattle, Washington.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Ceramicists
Ceramics
Decorative arts
Folk art
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13172
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212448
AAA_collcode_sperry83
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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