Oral history interview with Otto Wittmann, 1976 August 19-20
Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
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Transcript: 124 pages
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 41 min.
An interview of Otto Wittmann conducted 1976 August 19-20, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Wittmann speaks of his family history and life in Kansas City; art courses at Harvard; his position at Nelson Gallery of Art; Sach's museum course at Harvard; teaching art history at Emerson College, Boston College, and Skidmore College; of being associate director of Toledo Museum of Art; of assembling a new staff, and of responsibilities as director.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Otto Wittmann, 1976 August 19-20. 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.
Otto Wittmann (1911-2001) was a museum director and consultant from Toledo, Ohio.
This interview is 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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001