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Oral history interview with Barbara Cusack, 1979 January 12

Interviewee:
Cusack, Barbara  Search this
Cusack, Barbara  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Cusack Gallery (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13241
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212322
AAA_collcode_cusack79
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212322

Oral history interview with Barbara Cusack

Interviewee:
Cusack, Barbara  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Cusack Gallery (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 January 12
Scope and Contents:
Interview with Barbara Cusack conducted 1979 January 12, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Cusack speaks of her background, the Cusack Gallery in Houston, and artists she was acquainted with, including Carl Andre, Stephen Antonakos, Sol Lewitt, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Barbara Cusack (1937- ) is the owner and director of the Cusack Gallery, Houston, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 42 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Gallery owners -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Gallery directors -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cusack79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a800a482-310a-4922-8ee2-f0b6029c1ba9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cusack79
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson, 1984 Aug. 15

Interviewee:
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Swenson, Kathryn  Search this
Wilson, Robert  Search this
Bess, Forrest  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
MacAgy, Jermayne  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12680
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213254
AAA_collcode_moldaw84
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213254

Oral history interview with James Harithas

Interviewee:
Harithas, James  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
106 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 Mar. 16-May 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James Harithas conducted 1979 Mar. 16- 1979 May 17, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Harithas speaks of his youth in Maine; his educational background and early interest in art; the first exhibit he was involved in; his first curatorial position; going to work for the Corcoran and becoming director there; some of the Corcoran's important exhibits; teaching at Hunter College; controversial activities he involved himself in; becoming curator at the Syracuse Museum; political programs and activities at Syracuse; moving to Houston and becoming curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum there; fundraising problems; the visual arts and their relationship to the media; ethnic exhibits; government support for the arts; trends in museums and collecting; Houston as an art community.
Biographical / Historical:
James Hartihas (1932- ) is a museum director and painter from Houston, Tex.
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, American  Search this
Museum directors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- United States
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.harith79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d1898a53-4c42-493f-a223-83b8dc63cb4c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harith79
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Alvin S. Romansky

Interviewee:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Blaffer family  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Cullinan, Nina J., 1896 or 9-1983  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Menil, John de  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898-  Search this
Extent:
234 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 September 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Alvin S. Romansky conducted 1979 September 17, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Romansky speaks of his history as a painter, ceramist, and collector; the art scene in Houston as he knew it; his political and law activities; artists and collectors who were his friends and associates; the Contemporary Arts Association; his European experiences; his personal philosophies; and the future of museums. He recalls the Blaffer family, Alexander Calder, Nina Cullinan, and John and Dominique de Menil; William Hayter and Buck Schiwetz.
Biographical / Historical:
Alvin S. Romansky (1907-1994) was a painter, ceramist, and collector of Houston, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 43 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.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use transcript.
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Ceramicists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Collectors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.romans79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9da0fee8e-39a4-4e30-b995-76efadd773ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-romans79
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Meredith Long

Interviewee:
Long, Meredith, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Extent:
58 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 Nov. 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Meredith Long conducted 1979 Nov. 1, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Meredith Long (1928- ) is an art dealer from Houston, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 6 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.long79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a312fd94-0647-42cb-b5ae-7026dd6aa2d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-long79
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charles Fleetwood, 1979 Mar. 28

Interviewee:
Fleetwood, Charles  Search this
Fleetwood, Charles  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Hurd, Peter  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11827
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212325
AAA_collcode_fleetw79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212325

Oral history interview with Robert C. Joy, 1979 May 4

Interviewee:
Joy, Robert, 1910-1993  Search this
Joy, Robert, 1910-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13130
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212760
AAA_collcode_joy79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212760
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jane Blaffer Owen, 1980 Mar. 12

Interviewee:
Owen, Jane Blaffer, 1915-2010  Search this
Owen, Jane Blaffer, 1915-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Blaffer, Sarah Campbell  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art patronage -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Art patrons -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12860
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213213
AAA_collcode_owen80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213213

Oral history interview with S.I. Morris, 1981 Mar. 20

Interviewee:
Morris, S. I. (Seth Irwin), 1914-2006  Search this
Morris, S. I. (Seth Irwin), 1914-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Architecture, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Architects -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13213
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213216
AAA_collcode_morris81
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213216

Oral history interview with James Harithas, 1979 Mar. 16-May 17

Interviewee:
Harithas, James, 1932-  Search this
Harithas, James, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Museum directors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11833
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213219
AAA_collcode_harith79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213219

Oral history interview with Alvin S. Romansky, 1979 September 17

Interviewee:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Blaffer family  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Cullinan, Nina J.  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Menil, John de  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Ceramicists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Collectors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11762
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213234
AAA_collcode_romans79
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213234

Oral history interview with Amy Freeman Lee, 1980 Sept. 15

Interviewee:
Lee, Amy Freeman, 1914-2004  Search this
Lee, Amy Freeman, 1914-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13238
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213249
AAA_collcode_lee80
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213249

Oral history interview with Frank Dolejska, 1979 August 14

Interviewee:
Dolejska, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Dolejska, Frank, 1921-  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artisans -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12897
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213252
AAA_collcode_dolejs79
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213252

Oral history interview with Meredith Long, 1979 Nov. 1

Interviewee:
Long, Meredith, 1928-  Search this
Long, Meredith, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12684
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213301
AAA_collcode_long79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213301

Oral history interview with Marian Hettner Grunbaum, 1980 May 14

Interviewee:
Grunbaum, Marian Hettner, ca. 1896-  Search this
Grunbaum, Marian Hettner, ca. 1896-  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13291
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213326
AAA_collcode_grunba80
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213326

Oral history interview with James W. Boynton, Louise Ferrari, Jim Love, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray, 1979 November 28

Interviewee:
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Ferrari, Louise  Search this
Stout, Richard, 1934-  Search this
Wray, Dick, 1933-  Search this
Love, Jim, 1927-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12521
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213471
AAA_collcode_boynto79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213471

Oral history interview with Nina Cullinan and Mary Boice, 1980 January 15

Interviewee:
Cullinan, Nina J., 1896 or 9-1983  Search this
Cullinan, Nina J., 1896 or 9-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Boice, Mary P  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12676
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214085
AAA_collcode_cullin80
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214085
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Nina Cullinan and Mary Boice

Interviewee:
Cullinan, Nina J., 1896 or 9-1983  Search this
Boice, Mary P.  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (sound file, digital, wav file)
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 January 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Mary Boice and Nina Cullinan conducted 1980 January 15, by Sandra Curtis, for the Archives of American Art, in Galveston, Texas.
Biographical / Historical:
Nina Cullinan (1899-1983) was an art patron from Galveston, Texas. Mary (Van Every Platter) Boice (1887-1986) was married to Arthur D. Boice, president of Hearthstone Company, Inc. in Houston, Tx. The Boice's were art patrons in Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 34 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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Philanthropists -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Art patrons -- Texas  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cullin80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99fc980a8-6cca-469e-b09f-ae79c737d73e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cullin80
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charles Fleetwood

Interviewee:
Fleetwood, Charles  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
7 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 Mar. 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charles Fleetwood conducted 1979 Mar. 28, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art. Fleetwood speaks of Peter Hurd's mural, commissioned in 1952, for the Prudential Building in Houston, Tex.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Fleetwood is a retired vice-president of the Prudential Company from Houston, Tex.
General:
An interview of Robert Joy (5/4/79) conducted by S. Curtis is also on this tape.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.fleetw79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9981d2650-b00e-4093-95ac-f01d70cacf54
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fleetw79
Online Media:

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