Oral history interview with Nicolas Calas, 1977 December 12-1978 January 26
Calas, Nicolas, 1907-1988
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Sound recording: 2 sound tape reels ; 5 in.
Transcript: 115 pages
Uneven transcription reflects Calas' speech patterns, therefore not on web Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 26 min.
An interview of Nicolas Calas conducted 1977 December 12-1978 January 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Nicolas Calas, 1977 December 12-1978 January 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Sound quality is very poor.
Nicolas Calas (1907-1988) was an art historian from New York, New York. His books include "Icons and Images of the Sixties," (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1971), "The Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Modern Art," (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1966), and "Surrealism Pro and Con," (New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1973).
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001