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Oral history interview with Harry Dobson Miller Grier, 1970 Apr. 21-June 11

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Grier, Harry D. M., 1914-1972  Search this
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Frick Collection  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 Sound tape reels, Sound recording (4 hours 30 min.), 7 in.; 70 Pages, Transcript
An interview of Harry Dobson Miller Grier conducted 1970 Apr. 21-June 11, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Grier discusses his study of architecture at Princeton University, teachers and events that influenced him, and the Carnegie Fellowship programs designed to help American students study abroad. He recalls his work with the military during World War II recovering works of art, and speaks of museum operations especially concerning new acquisitions. He talks specifically of his activities as director of the Frick Collection.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Harry Dobson Miller Grier, 1970 Apr. 21-June 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Harry Dobson Miller Grier (1914-1972) was a museum director from New York, N.Y. Director of the Frick Collection, from 1964 until his death in 1972.
Language Note:
English .
These interviews are 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
Art, American  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
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Archives of American Art