Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Frederick Cummings conducted 1982 July 22, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Frederick James Cummings, 1982 July 22. 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.
Frederick Cummings (1933-1990) was the director of the Detroit Institute of Art in Detroit, Michigan.
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