Oral history interview with Alice M. Kaplan, 1978 February 21-March 8
Kaplan, Alice M. (Alice Manheim), 1903-1995
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
American Federation of Arts
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Transcript: 122 pages
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 29 min.
An interview of Alice Kaplan conducted 1978 February 21-March 8, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alice M. Kaplan, 1978 February 21-March 8. 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.
Alice M. Kaplan (1903-1995) was an art patron and collector of New York, New York. Kaplan was a trustee and president of the American Federation of Arts. She founded Westbeth, a project designed to provide housing for artists. She was also a supporter of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Henry Street Settlement, and the Fiftieth anniversary exhibition of the 1913 Armory Show. Kaplan collected art from many cultures with an emphasis on master drawings.
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