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Oral history interview with Edgar Tolson, 1981 July 30

view Oral history interview with Edgar Tolson, 1981 July 30 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Tolson, Edgar, 1904-1984
Interviewer:
Pennington, Estill Curtis
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette
Transcript: 14 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 43 min.
Summary:
An interview of Edgar Tolson conducted 1981July 30, by Estill Curtis Pennington, with the assistance of Larry Hackley, for the Archives of American Art.
Tolson discusses his family; living in Campton, Kentucky.; wood-carving techniques and subject matter; and selling his work.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edgar Tolson, 1981 July 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:
Edgar Tolson (1904-1984) was a wood-carver from Campton, Kentucky.
Provenance:
This interview is 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:
Artisans
Decorative arts
Folk art
Interviews
Sculpture, Modern
Sound recordings
Wood-carvers
Wood-carving
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11802
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213156
AAA_collcode_tolson81
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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