Oral history interview with John Yeon, 1982 December 14-1983 January 10
Yeon, John, 1910-1994
Kolisch, Marian W.
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Transcript: 70 pages
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 27 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of John Yeon conducted 1982 December 14-1983 January 10, by Marian W. Kolisch, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project.
Yeon speaks of his family background; his early interest in art; educational experiences; his early travels; his early interest in architecture and the influence of the Bauhaus architects; his involvement in landscape, city planning and conservation; and various architectural projects he has been involved in. He recalls the architect Pietro Belluschi.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Yeon, 1982 December 14-1983 January 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Transcript also available at the University of Washington, Manuscripts Collection, and at the Oregon Historical Society.
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.
John Yeon (1910-1994) was an architect from Portland, Oregon.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001