Oral history interview with Walter P. Chrysler, 1964 September 5
Chrysler, Walter P. (Walter Percy), 1909-1988
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Place of publication, production, or execution:
1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 6 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 20 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Walter P. Chrysler conducted 1964 September 5, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Chrysler speaks of Provincetown as an art colony; the role of the Chrysler Art Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts; and the museum's collections, acquisitions, and exhibitions.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Walter P. Chrysler, 1964 September 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Walter P. Chrysler (1909-1988) was an art collector in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Chrysler opened his museum in 1958 in Provincetown in an old church, then moved the museum in 1970 to a larger permanent location in Norfolk, Virginia.
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