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Oral history interview with Harold James Brennan, 1979-1982

view Oral history interview with Harold James Brennan, 1979-1982 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Brennan, Harold James, 1903-1989
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Clayter, Frederick
School for American Craftsmen (Rochester, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3 sound files : digital, wav file
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette and 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 25 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Harold J. Brennan conducted 1979-1982, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Brennan discusses his architectural and art historical training at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and at Harvard University in the 1930s; his artistic training in metalwork; the highlights of his career; and his role in the development of the School for American Craftsmen. He mentions Louis C. Tiffany and Frederick Clayter.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Harold James Brennan, 1979-1982. 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:
Harold J. Brennan (1903-1989) was a crafts administrator and educator.
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 administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artisans
Arts administrators
Decorative arts
Handicraft
Interviews
Metal-work
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12961
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214564
AAA_collcode_brenna79
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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