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Oral history interview with James S. Plaut

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Interviewee:
Plaut, James S. (James Sachs), 1912-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
42 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 June 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James S. Plaut conducted 1971 June 29, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Plaut speaks of founding the Boston Chapter of the Museum of Modern Art, its policies and aims; Boston art scene in the 1930s, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and other positions he has held.
Biographical / Historical:
James S. Plaut (1912-1996) was an art administrator and writer from Chestnut Hill, Mass.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 4 min.
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 others.
Topic:
Art -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.plaut71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-plaut71