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Oral history interview with Allen Porter, 1967 May 24

Catalog Data

Porter, Allen, 1902-1987  Search this
Coleman, Butler  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Berman, Eugene  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
20 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 13 min.
An interview of Allen Porter conducted 1967 May 24, by Butler Coleman, for the Archives of American Art. Porter speaks of his youth and educational background; his interest in photography; collectors; joining the Museum of Modern Art in 1937; films at the Museum; making films for the Army during World War II; art critics; art dealing. He recalls Alfred H. Barr, Julien Levy and Eugene Berman.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Allen Porter, 1967 May 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Allan Porter (1902-1987) was a curator at Museum of Modern Art.
Language Note:
English .
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art