Oral history interview with Lawrence Anderson, 1992 January 30-March 30
Anderson, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bernhart), 1906-1994
Brown, Robert F.
Emerson, William Ralph
Wurster, William Wilson
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Dept. of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.School of Architecture and Planning
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Transcript: 187 pages
Originally recorded on 9 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 17 digital wav files. Duration is 12 hrs., 43 minutes.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Lawrence Anderson conducted 1992 January 30-March 30, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Anderson speaks about: his childhood in rural Minnesota, youth in Minneapolis, education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture and Planning, and at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris; his studies, teachers and fellow students; teaching at the University of Virginia and MIT; colleagues and students at MIT; partnership with Herbert Beckwith and buildings by their firm; Alvar Aalto, Deans William Emerson, William Wurster and Pietro Belluschi; projects on which he has served as an architectural advisor; and competitions he has juried.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lawrence Anderson, 1992 January 30-March 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on line
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.
Lawrence B. Anderson (1906-1994) was an architect and educator from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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, and critics.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001