Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Oral history interview with Harry Dobson Miller Grier, 1970 Apr. 21-June 11

Interviewee:
Grier, Harry D. M., 1914-1972
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
Frick Collection
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound tape reels (4 hours 30 min.) ; 7 in.
Transcript: 70 p.
Summary:
An interview of Harry Dobson Miller Grier conducted 1970 Apr. 21-June 11, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Grier discusses his study of architecture at Princeton University, teachers and events that influenced him, and the Carnegie Fellowship programs designed to help American students study abroad. He recalls his work with the military during World War II recovering works of art, and speaks of museum operations especially concerning new acquisitions. He talks specifically of his activities as director of the Frick Collection.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Harry Dobson Miller Grier, 1970 Apr. 21-June 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Harry Dobson Miller Grier (1914-1972) was a museum director from New York, N.Y. Director of the Frick Collection, from 1964 until his death in 1972.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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 museums
Art treasures in war
Art, American
Interviews
Museum directors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12921
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212699
AAA_collcode_grier70
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Art
  • Art muesums
  • Art, American
  • Interviews
  • Museums
  • Sound recordings
  • War
  • Art
  • Art muesums
  • Art, American
  • Interviews
  • Museums
  • Sound recordings
  • War
  • Cummings, Paul
  • Frick Collection
  • Grier, Harry D. M.
  • Cummings, Paul
  • Frick Collection
  • Grier, Harry D. M.
  • Archives of American Art