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Oral history interview with Perry Townsend Rathbone, 1975 Aug. 8-1976 Sept. 24

Interviewee:
Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911-2000
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
11 sound tape reels 3 3/4 ips.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 11 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 20 digital wav files. Duration is 16 hr., 43 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Perry Townsend Rathbone conducted 1975 Aug. 8-1976 Sept. 24, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Perry Townsend Rathbone, 1975 Aug. 8-1976 Sept. 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital reformatting of this interview in 2007 was provided by the Rathbone Family. 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:
Perry Townsend Rathbone (1911-2000) was a museum director from New York, N.Y. He was a curator at the Detroit Institute of Art, 1936-1940, director of the City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1940-1955, and director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1954-1972. At the time of the interview, Rathbone was director of the auction house, Christie's USA (1973-1977). He went on to become senior vice-president from 1977-1987, and a consultant beginning in 1987.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Interviews
Museum directors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12091
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213022
AAA_collcode_rathbo75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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