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Selected interviews conducted by Arthur S. Alberts for his research project "French Civilization as Reflected in the Arts," and related lectures. Interviewees include Jean Arp (May 8, 1956); Ada Jean (1956); Andre Masson (Feb. 28, 1956); Xavier Sanchez-Canton (Mar. 15, 1956); and Gino Severini (Mar. 1956) and Man Ray (Feb. 22, 1956).
Oral history interviews relating to the arts, 1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Cassettes copied from original reel-to-reel recordings.
Location of Originals:
Copy tapes also given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and to the Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris.
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Writer; Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Arp interview introduction is in French and commentary is in German. Masson interview is in French. Sanchez-Canton interview is in Spanish.
Donated 1996 by John B. Harker, a friend of Alberts' wife, Elizabeth. At Elizabeth's death in 1991 the new owners of the Alberts' housefound a box with the tapes in it and planned to dispose of them. Mr. Harkerfelt the tapes were significant and eventually contacted the Archives. Harker made the copy cassettes from the original reel-to-reel tapes.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001