INVENTORY OF THE INTERVIEWS WITH ART HISTORIANS, 1991-2002

Finding aid prepared by J. Gibbs, Beth Guynn


Descriptive Summary

Title: Interviews with art historians
Date (inclusive): 1991-2002
Number: 940109
Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute. Research Library
Physical Description: 6.0 linear feet
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: Transcripts, audio recordings, and computer disks preserve interviews with contemporary art historians, archaeologists, bibliographers, and selected key individuals from the J. Paul Getty Trust.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Biographical / Historical Note

The Oral History Documentation project was begun in collaboration with the Oral History Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1991. Seventeen interviews were completed, most by interviewer and historian Richard Cándida Smith, in collaboration with UCLA. The Oral History Program owns the tapes and electronic versions and this collection includes only the transcripts of these interviews. Transcripts of those interviews jointly sponsored by the Getty and UCLA are also located at UCLA and in the Bancroft Library at Berkeley. UCLA is digitizing transcripts of the seventeen oral histories and making them available online. Connect to the digital versions. 
The project has been continued by the Getty Research Institute alone, and is an on-going effort to document and contribute to the history of the discipline of art history and closely related fields, particularly archaeology. Interviews, thus far, are with art and architectural historians, archaeologists, a bibliographer and historian of the book arts, a collector of artists' papers, and leaders of art institutions, including the leadership of the Getty Trust. The GRI is digitizing these transcripts and making them available online. Connect to the digital versions. 

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers with the following exceptions. Sound recordings are unavailable until reformatted. Selected transcripts and recordings are temporarily sealed and restricted, as indicated in the container list. Computer discs are restricted.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Interviews with art historians, 1991-2002, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 940109

Acquisition Information

Produced by the repository in collaboration with the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles.

Processing History

Processed by J. Gibbs and Beth Guynn. This collection of interviews with art historians was developed from 1991 through 2002. Tapes, discs, and transcripts have been added to the collection from the following acquisitions: 950033, 950067, 950087, 960010, 960041, 960073, 970050, 980051. J. Gibbs created this finding aid in June 1998. Beth Guynn processed additions and revised the finding aid. Jan Bender rearranged the finding aid.
The audio tapes that were reformatted by the repository have 4 generations: originals, archival and copy masters, and use copies. Use copies are available in the repostory for researchers.

Digital Collection and Use Copies

UCLA is digitizing transcripts of seventeen of the oral histories and making them available online. Connect to the digital versions. 
The Getty Research Institute is digitizing other transcripts and making them available online. Connect to the digital versions. 
Use copies of some of the audio recordings are available, as indicated in the container list.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Some transcripts have been digitized. Connect to digital collection . Digital images are provided for study purposes only.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection of interviews with art historians includes bound transcripts and also, for those interviews conducted by the Getty Research Institute alone, audio cassette tapes of the interviews and computer disks for the transcripts. The project was begun in 1991, in collaboration with UCLA's Oral History Program, and continued by the Getty Research Institute when the collaboration ended. This was a multi-year project to document the history of the discipline of art history through the major contributors to art history and closely related fields.
The purpose of the project was to document the institutions, personalities, philosophical debates, pedagogical and field practice, the relationship of European and American scholarship, the impact of German émigré scholars, the role of women, post W.W.II collecting and connoisseurship, and the professionalization of the museum field.
Interviews in the field of classical archaeology are meant to explore the contributions of foreign archaeological schools in the Mediterranean, the changing politics of national archaeological superintendencies, the synthesis of classics, anthropology and art history, the impact of the "new archaeology" and other theoretical approaches, debates surrounding collecting and dealing in ancient art, and methods of interpretation.
Interviews document the professional, and sometimes the personal, lives of art and architectural historians (including Agnes Mongan, Julius Held, Manfredo Tafuri, George Kubler, James Ackerman, Otto von Simson, Otto Wittmann, Craig Smyth, among others) archaeologists (Phyllis W. Lehmann, Lane Faison, Griselda Pollock, Colin Renfrew, among others), a bibliographer and historian of the book arts (J. M. Edelstein), and a collector of Fluxus artists' papers and works (Jean Brown). Interviews have been made with selected individuals at the J. Paul Getty Trust (J. M. Edelstein, Nancy Englander, Harold Williams). The interviews complement the archives of scholars' papers held by the Getty Research Institute, Research Library.
The repository has numbered the cassette tapes, C1-C45. Some duplicate audio cassettes came with the archive. When available, these duplicates serve as use copies. The repository has reformatted some sound cassettes, and use copies are available as indicated in the container list. Some tapes do not yet have use copies; these audio recordings are unavailable until reformatted.

Arrangement note

Arranged in 3 series, by format: Series I. Transcripts, 1991-2002 Series II. Sound cassette tapes, 1991-2002 Series III. Computer disks of oral history transcripts, 1991-2002

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Ackerman, James S.
Argan, Giulio Carlo
Barocchi, Paola
Baxandall, Michael
Boardman, John, 1927-
Brown, Jean, 1911
Buchthal, Hugo, 1909-1996
Coolidge, John, 1913-1995
Cándida Smith, Richard
Edelstein, J. M. (Jerome Melvin), 1924-1996
Englander, Nancy
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006
Grabar, Oleg
Hamilton, George Heard
Harrison, Evelyn B. (Evelyn Byrd)
Haskell, Francis, 1928-2000
Heckscher, Roxanne
Heckscher, William S. (William Sebastian), 1904-1999
Held, Julius S , (Julius Samuel), 1905-2002
Herrmann, Wolfgang, 1899-
Himmelmann, Nikolaus, 1929-
Hoffmann, Herbert
Kitzinger, Ernst, 1912-
Kubler, Elizabeth
Kubler, George, 1912-1996
Lee, Sherman E.
Lehmann, Phyllis Williams, 1912-2004
Lewis, Samella S.
Mongan, Agnes
Nochlin , Linda
Pollock, Griselda
Proske, Beatrice Gilman, 1899-2002
Renfrew, Colin, 1937-
Ridgway, Brunilde Sismondo, 1929-
Sekler, Eduard F. (Eduard Franz)
Simson, Otto Georg von, 1912-
Smyth, Craig Hugh
Steinberg, Leo, 1920-2011
Tafuri, Manfredo
Thompson, Homer A.
Vermeule, Cornelius C. (Cornelius Clarkson), 1925-2008
Von Bothmer, Dietrich, 1918-
Weitzmann, Kurt, 1904-1993
Williams, Harold Marvin, 1928-
Wittkower, Margot
Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

J. Paul Getty Trust
University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program

Subjects - Topics

Archaeologists--United States--Interviews
Art historians--United States--Interviews
Art--Historiography--Study and teaching

Genres and Forms of Material

Floppy disks
Interviews
Oral histories (document genres)
Sound recordings
Transcripts

Contributors

Ackerman, James S.
Argan, Giulio Carlo
Barocchi, Paola
Baxandall, Michael
Boardman, John, 1927-
Brown, Jean, 1911
Buchthal, Hugo, 1909-1996
Coolidge, John, 1913-1995


Container List

 

Series I. Transcripts and sound recordings, 1991-2002

Transcripts and sound recordings,, 1991-2002 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Series I. contains taped interviews and typed transcripts. Some transcripts are restricted. In some instances, the transcript is edited, with restricted information deleted until such time as the full interview may be released. Unless otherwise specified, each transcript consists of one bound volume.
Some transcripts have been digitized. Digital images are provided for study purposes only.
 

Ackerman, James S.

Box 1, Folder 18

"Art Historian" (transcript) 1991

"Art Historian", 1991 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Joel Gardner. There were eight interview sessions. Session 1: 19 March 1991; Session 2: 15 April 1991; Session 3: 22 April 1991; Session 4: 13 May 1991; Session 5: 22 May 1991; Session 6: 29 May 1991; Session 7: 12 June 1991; Session 8: 18 Novemeber 1991.
Box 2, Folder 1

James Ackerman cassettes (C1) 1991

Scope and Content Note

13 sound cassettes of 13 ; original.
 

Argan, Guilio Carlo

Box 1, Folder 7

L'Entrata dell' arte nella vita quotidiana (Bringing art into everyday life) (transcript) 1991

"L'Entrata dell' arte nella vita quotidiana (Bringing art into everyday life)", 1991 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Luisa Passerini. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 21 May 1991; Session 2: 12 August 1991.
Box 2, Folder 1

Giulio Carlo Argan cassettes (C2) 1991

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes of 2 ; original.
 

Barocchi, Paola

Box 1, Folder 16

La Conoscenza dell' esperienze figurative (transcript) 1993

"La Conoscenza dell' esperienze figurative", 1993 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Luisa Passerini and Maria Perosino. There were two sessions. Session 1: 27 February 1993; Session 2: 10 May 1993.
Box 2, Folder 1

Paola Barocchi cassettes (C3) 1993

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes of 2 ; original.
 

Baxandall, Michael,

Box 1, Folder 36

Substance, sensation and perception (transcript) 1996

"Substance, sensation and perception", 1996 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1.0 volume

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Cándida Smith. Four sessions: 18 April 1996; 26 April 1996; 30 April 1996; 6 May 1996.
Box Use copies

Michael Baxendall cassettes (C4) - service copies 1996

Scope and Content Note

8 sound cassettes of 8 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 1

Michael Baxendall cassettes (C4)- originals 1996

Scope and Content Note

8 sound cassettes of 8 ; original.
 

Boardman, John

Box 1, Folder 11

Evidence, interpretation, and accident in archeology (transcript) 1995

"Evidence, interpretation, and accident in archeology", 1995 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Clare L. Lyons. There were two sessions. Session 1: 16 February 1995; Session 2: 17 February 1995.
Box Use copies

John Boardman cassettes (C5)- service copy 1995

Scope and Content Note

5 sound cassettes of 5 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 1

John Boardman cassettes (C5) - original 1995

Scope and Content Note

5 sound cassettes of 5 ; original.
 

von Bothmer, Deitrich

Box I/33

Deitrich von Bothmer (transcript)

Scope and Content Note

Sealed until 2019.
Box Sealed

Dietrich von Bothmer cassettes (C41) - service copies

Scope and Content Note

5 sound cassettes of 5 ; use copy. Sealed until 2019.
Box II/9

Dietrich von Bothmer cassettes (C41)- originals

Scope and Content Note

5 sound cassettes of 5 ; original. Sealed.
 

Brown, Jean

Box 1, Folder 12

The Fluxus movement (transcript) 1992

"The Fluxus movement", 1992 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were four sessions. Session 1: 24 February 1992; Session 2: 25 February 1992; Session 3: 26 February 1992; Session 4: 27 February 1992.
Box 2, Folder 2

Jean Brown cassettes (C6) 1992

Scope and Content Note

7 sound cassettes of 7 ; original.
 

Buchhtal, Hugo,

Box 1, Folder 30

Iconolgy and Byzantine studies (transcript) 1993

"Iconolgy and Byzantine studies" , 1993 (digital versopm)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were two sessions. Session 1: 30 August 1993; Session 2: 31 August 1993.
Box Reformats

Hugo Buchtal cassettes (C7) - service copy 1993

Scope and Content Note

1 sound tape reel (3 hr. 34 min.) : analog ; Archival master. 4 sound discs (cds) : digital; Copy Master. 4 sound discs (cds) : digital; Use copy.
Box 2, Folder 2

Hugo Buchtal cassettes (C7) - original 1993

Scope and Content Note

3 sound cassettes of 3 ; original.
 

Coolidge, John

Box 1, Folder 17

The modern sensibility at the Fogg Art Museum (transcript) 1991

"The modern sensibility at the Fogg Art Museum" , 1991 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were five sessions. Session 1: 8 April 1991; Session 2: 9 April 1991; Session 3: 10 April 1991; Session 4: 11 April 1991; Session 5: 12 April 1991.
Box 2, Folder 1

John Coolidge cassettes (C8) 1991

Scope and Content Note

11 sound cassettes of 11 ; original..
 

Edelstein, J.M.

 

Engaging books (transcript) 1994, 1996

"Engaging books", 1994, 1996 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were four sessions. Session 1: 4 November 1994; Session 2: 5 November 1994; Session 3: 6 Novemeber 1994; Session 4: 7 January 1996.
Box 1, Folder 34

Full version

Box 1, Folder 35

Partial version

Scope and Content Note

Comprising two of four total sessions. Session 1: 4 November 1994; Session 2: 5 November 1994. Disk for partial version of transcript is in Series III.
Box 2, Folder 2-3

J. M. Edelstein cassettes (C9) 1994, 1996

Scope and Content Note

14 sound cassettes of 14 ; original.
 

Englander, Nancy

Box 1, Folder 42

Program planning at the J. Paul Getty Trust (transcript) 1997

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith on 16 May 1997. Sealed for the duration of her life.
Box Sealed

Nancy Englander cassettes (C10) - service copy 1997

Physical Description: 2 sound cassettes of 2 ; use copy.

Scope and Content Note

14 sound cassettes of 14 ; original. Sealed for the duration of her life.
Box 2, Folder 3

Nancy Englander cassettes (C10) - originals 1997

Physical Description: 2 sound cassettes of 2 ; original.

Scope and Content Note

14 sound cassettes of 14 ; original. Sealed for the duration of her life.
 

Faison, S. Lane

Box 1, Folder 5

"Art historian" (transcript) 1992

"Art historian", 1992 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three sessions. Session 1: 27 October 1992; Session 2: 28 October 1992; Session 3: 29 October 1992.
Box 2, Folder 3

S. Lane Faison cassettes (C11) 1992

Scope and Content Note

8 sound cassettes of 8 original.
 

Grabar, Oleg

Box 1, Folder 45

The Practice of Islamic art history (transcript) 1998

"The Practice of Islamic art history", 1998 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were two sessions. Session 1: 26 January 1998; Session 2: 27 January 1998.
Box Use copies

Oleg Grabar cassettes (C12) - service copy 1998

Scope and Content Note

6 sound cassettes of 6 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 3

Oleg Grabar cassettes (C12) - original 1998

Scope and Content Note

6 sound cassettes of 6 original.
 

Hamilton, George Heard

Box 1, Folder 15

"Art historian" (transcript) 1991

"Art historian", 1991 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Taina Rikala de Noriega. There were four interview sessions. Session 1: 7 August 1991; Session 2: 8 August 1991; Session 3: 9 August 1991; Session 4: 11 August 1991.
Box 2, Folder 3

George Heard Hamilton cassettes (C13) 1991

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes of 2 ; original.
 

Harrison, Evelyn

Box 1, Folder 31

Context and style in classical archeology (transcript) 1995

"Context and style in classical archeology", 1995 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Claire L. Lyons. There was one interview session, 29 March 1995.
Box Use copies

Evelyn B. Harrison cassettes (C14) - service copy 1995

Scope and Content Note

4 sound cassettes of 4 ; use copy
Box 2, Folder 4

Evelyn B. Harrison cassettes (C14) - original

Scope and Content Note

4 sound cassettes of 4 ; originals.
 

Haskell, Francis,

Box 1, Folder 24

The Ambiguous image (transcript) 1994

Scope and Content Note

Sealed until deaths of Francis and Larissa Haskell, or until Jan. 1, 2010, whichever is later.

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were five interview sessions. Session 1: 21 April 1994; Session 2: 22 April 1994; Session 3: 23 April 1994; Session 4: 24 April 1994; Session 5: 25 April 1994.
Box Sealed

Francis Haskell cassettes (C15) - service copies 1994

Scope and Content Note

11 sound cassettes of 11 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 4

Francis Haskell cassettes (C15) - originals 1994

Scope and Content Note

11 sound cassettes of 11 ; original.
 

Heckscher, Roxanne S.

Box 1, Folder 23

A Secretary's recollections of Erwin Panofsky (transcript) 1994

"A Secretary's recollections of Erwin Panofsky", 1994 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith on 20 May 1994.
Box Use copies

Roxanne Heckscher cassettes (C16) - service copies 1994

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes of 2 ; use copy
Box 2, Folder 4

Roxanne Heckscher cassettes (C16) - originals 1994

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes of 2 ; original.
 

Heckscher, William S.

Box 1, Folder 4

Gratia dei sum qui sum (transcript) 1993

"Gratia dei sum qui sum", 1993 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 16 September 1993; Session 2: 17 September 1993; Session 3: 18 September 1993.
Box 2, Folder 4

William S. Heckscher cassettes (C17) 1993

Scope and Content Note

9 sound cassettes of 9 ; original.
 

Held, Julius S.

Box 1, Folder 3

"Art historian" (transcript) 1991-1992

"Art historian", 1991-1992 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Taina Rikala de Noriega. There were five interview sessions. Session 1: 24 June 1991; Session 2: 25 June 1991; Session 3: 26 June 1991; Session 4: 28 June 1991; Session 5: 29 June 1991.
Box 2, Folder 4-5

Julius S. Held cassettes (C18) 1991-1992

Scope and Content Note

9 sound cassettes of 9 ; original.
 

Hermann, Wolfgang

Box 1, Folder 20

Journey from Berlin (transcript) 1990

Journey from Berlin (transcript), 1990 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were six interview sessions. Session 1: 5 February 1990; Session 2: 7 February 1990; Session 3: 9 February 1990; Session 4: 12 February 1990; Session 5: 13 September 1990; Session 6: 14 September 1990. Plus duplicate copy.
Box 2, Folder 5

Wolfgang Herrmann cassettes (C19) 1990

Scope and Content Note

8 sound cassettes of 8 ; original.
 

Himmelmann, Nikolaus,

Box I/29

Archeology and hermeneutics (transcript) 1995

Archeology and hermeneutics, 1995 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 20 February 1995; Session 2: 21 February 1995.
Box Use copies

Nikolaus Himmelmann cassettes (C20) - service copies 1995

Scope and Content Note

4 sound cassettes of 4 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 5

Nikolaus Himmelmann cassettes (C20) - originals 1995

Scope and Content Note

4 sound cassettes of 4 ; original.
 

Hoffman, Herbert

Box 1, Folder 46

Herbert Hoffmann (transcript) 1998

Scope and Content Note

Sealed for the duration of his life.

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 21 May 1998; Session 2: 22 May 1998. Session 3: 23 May 1998.
Box Sealed

Herbert Hoffmann cassettes (C21) - service copies 1998

Scope and Content Note

5 sound cassettes of 5 ; use copy. Sealed for the duration of his life.
Box 2, Folder 5

Herbert Hoffmann cassettes (C21) - originals 1998

Scope and Content Note

5 sound cassettes of 5 ; original. Sealed for the duration of his life.
 

Kitzinger, Ernst

Box 1, Folder 32

Style and meaning in early medieval art (transcript) 1995

Style and meaning in early medieval art (transcript), 1995 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were six interview sessions. Session 1: 18 February 1995; Session 2: 23 February 1995; Session 3: 24 February 1995; Session 4: 25 February 1995; Session 5: 31 May 1995; Session 6: 1 June 1995.
Box Use copies

Ernst Kitzinger cassettes (C22) - service copies 1995

Scope and Content Note

13 sound cassettes of 13 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 5-6

Ernst Kitzinger cassettes (C22) - originals 1995

Scope and Content Note

13 sound cassettes of 13 ; original.
 

Kubler, Elizabeth

Box 1, Folder 6

"Art historian" (transcript) 1991

"Art historian", 1991 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Thomas F. Reese. There was one interview session, 20 November 1991.
Box 2, Folder 6

Elizabeth Kubler cassette (C23) 1991

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 1 ; original.
 

Kubler, George

 

"Art historian" (transcript) 1991

"Art historian", 1991 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Thomas F. Reese. There were six interview sessions. The first three are transcribed in volume 1 and the last three in volume 2. Session 1: 27 March 1991; Session 2: 28 March 1991; Session 3: 29 March 1991; Session 4: 30 March 1991; Session 5: 18 November 1991; Session 6: 19 November 1991.
Box 1, Folder 13

Vol. I 1991

Box 1, Folder 14

Vol. II 1991

Box 2, Folder 6

George Kubler cassettes (C24) 1991

Scope and Content Note

16 sound cassettes of 16 ; original.
 

Lee, Sherman E.

 

"Museum director" (transcript) 1992

"Museum director", 1992 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Restricted material is deleted from the GRI copy. Blank lines and pages show where material deleted; UCLA and Mr. Lee have complete copies of interview.

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Joel Gardner. There were six interview sessions. Session 1: 8 April 1992; Session 2: 9 April 1992; Session 3: 13 July 1992; Session 4: 14 July 1992; Session 5: 15 July 1992; Session 6: 16 July 1992.
Box 1, Folder 9

Vol. I 1992

Box 1, Folder 10

Vol. II 1992

Box 2, Folder 6-7

Sherman E. Lee cassettes (C25) 1992

Scope and Content Note

14 sound cassettes of 14 ; original. N.B., lacking tape number 10.
 

Lehmann, Phyllis W.

Box 1, Folder 1

"Art historian" (transcript) 1992

"Art historian", 1992 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Teresa Barnett. There were four interview sessions. Session 1: 18 May 1992; Session 2: 19 May 1992; Session 3: 21 May 1992; Session 4: 22 May 1992.
Box 2, Folder 7

Phyllis Williams Lehmann cassettes (C26) 1992

Scope and Content Note

6 sound cassettes of 6.
 

Lewis, Samella

Box 1, Folder 49

Image and belief (transcript) 1997

"Image and belief", 1997 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were six interview sessions. Session 1: 19 May 1997; Session 2: 19 May 1997; Session 3: 22 May 1997; Session 4: 17 June 1997; Session 5: 18 June 1997; Session 6: 20 June 1997.
Box Use copies

Samella S. Lewis cassettes (C27) - service copies 1997

Scope and Content Note

12 sound cassettes of 12 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 7

Samella S. Lewis cassettes (C27) - originals 1997

Scope and Content Note

12 sound cassettes of 12 ; original.
 

Mongan, Agnes

Box 1, Folder 2

"Museum curator" (transcript) 1991, 1993

"Museum curator", 1991, 1993 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Taina Rikala de Noriega and Richard Candida Smith. There were four interview sessions. Session 1: 26 October 1991; Session 2: 27 October 1991; Session 3: 28 October 1991; Session 4: 6 April 1993.
Box 2, Folder 7

Agnes Mongan cassettes (C28) 1991, 1993

Scope and Content Note

6 sound cassettes of 6 ; original.
 

Nochlin, Linda

Box 1, Folder 47

The Feminist turn in the social history of art (transcript) 1998

"The Feminist turn in the social history of art", 1998 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 15 April 1998; Session 2: 16 April 1998; Session 3: 14 May 1998.
Box Use copies

Linda Nochlin cassettes (C29) - service copies 1998

Scope and Content Note

6 sound cassettes of 6 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 8

Linda Nochlin cassettes (C29) - originals 1998

Scope and Content Note

6 sound cassettes of 6 ; original.
 

Pollock, Griselda

Box 1, Folder 37

The Ambivalence of pleasure (transcript) 1995

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 22 May 1995; Session 2: 23 May 1995; Session 3: 25 May 1995. With errata sheets for title page.
Box Use copies

Griselda Pollock cassettes (C30) - service copies 1995

Scope and Content Note

7 sound cassettes of 7 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 8

Griselda Pollock cassettes (C30) - originals 1995

Scope and Content Note

7 sound cassettes of 7 ; original.
 

Proske, Beatrice G.

Box 1, Folder 22

The Early years of the Hispanic Society of America (transcript) 1994

"The Early years of the Hispanic Society of America", 1994 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There was one interview session, 12 May 1994.
Box 2, Folder 8

Beatrice Gilman Proske cassettes (C31) 1994

Scope and Content Note

3 sound cassettes of 3 ; original.
 

Renfrew, Colin

Box 1, Folder 41

Origins and diffusions in archeological theory, (transcript) 1996

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were four interview sessions. Session 1: 15 May 1996; Session 2: 16 May 1996; Session 3: 17 May 1996; Session 4: 18 May 1996.
Box Use copies

Colin Renfrew cassettes (C32) - service copies 1996

Scope and Content Note

11 sound cassettes of 11 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 8

Colin Renfrew cassettes (C32) - originals 1996

Scope and Content Note

11 sound cassettes of 11.
 

Ridgway, Brunilde

Box 1, Folder 40

Classical archaeology: the Bryn Mawr tradition (transcript) 1997

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Claire L. Lyons. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 26 March 1997; Session 2: 27 March 1997; Session 3: 28 March 1997.
Box Use copies

Brunilde Ridgway cassettes (C33) - service copies 1997

Scope and Content Note

6 sound cassettes of 6 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 8

Brunilde Ridgway cassettes (C33) - originals 1997

Physical Description: 6 sound cassettes of 6 ; original.

Scope and Content Note

6 sound cassettes of 6 ; use copy.
 

Sekler, Edouard F.

Box 1, Folder 25

Spirit and project (transcript) 1994

"Spirit and project", 1994 (digtal version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 25 February 1994; Session 2: 26 February 1994.
Box 2, Folder 8

Edouard F. Sekler cassettes (C34) 1994

Scope and Content Note

6 sound cassettes of 6 ; original.
 

von Simson, Otto

Box 1, Folder 21

"Art historian" (transcript) 1991

"Art historian", 1991 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 7 November 1991; Session 2: 8 November 1991.
Box 2, Folder 8

Otto Georg von Simson cassettes (C35) 1991

Scope and Content Note

4 sound cassettes of 4 ; original.
 

Smyth, Craig Hugh

Box 1, Folder 27

"Art historian" (transcript) 1991-1992

"Art historian", 1991-1992 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Taina Rikala de Noriega, Thomas F. Reese and Richard Candida Smith. There were seven sessions. Session 1: 21 October 1991; Session 2: 22 October 1991; Session 3: 23 October 1991; Session 4: 24 October 1991; Session 5: 25 October 1991; Session 6: 14 May 1992; Session 7: 15 May 1992.
Box 2, Folder 8

Craig Hugh Smyth cassettes (C36) 1991-1992

Scope and Content Note

10 sound cassettes of 10; original.
 

Steinberg, Leo

Box 1, Folder 48

The Gestural trace (transcript) 1998

"The Gestural trace", 1998 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were three sessions. Session 1: 17 February 1998; Session 2: 18 February 1998; Session 3: 21 February 1998.
Box Use copies

Leo Steinberg cassettes (C37) - service copies 1998

Scope and Content Note

7 sound cassettes of 7 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 9

Leo Steinberg cassettes (C37) - originals 1998

Scope and Content Note

7 sound cassettes of 7 ; original.
 

Tafuri, Manfredo

Box 1, Folder 8

La Storia come progetto (History as project) (transcript) 1992

La Storia come progetto (History as project), 1992 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Luisa Passerini. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 10 February 1992; Session 2: 28 March 1992.
Box 2, Folder 9

Manfredo Tafuri cassettes (C38) 1992

Scope and Content Note

4 sound cassettes of 4 ; original.
 

Thompson, Homer

Box 1, Folder 39

The Athenian agora: evidence and interpretation (transcript) 1994

"The Athenian agora: evidence and interpretation", 1994 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Claire L. Lyons. There were three interview sessions. Session 1: 7 October 1994; Session 2: 8 October 1994; Session 3: 9 October 1994.
Box Use copies

Homer A. Thompson cassettes (C39) - service copies 1994

Scope and Content Note

7 sound cassettes of 7 ; use copy.
Box 11, Folder 9

Homer A. Thompson cassettes (C39) - orignals 1994

Scope and Content Note

7 sound cassettes of 7 ; original.
 

Vermeule, Cornelius

Box 1, Folder 38

Antiquities at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (transcript) 1995

"Antiquities at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts", 1995 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith and Claire L. Lyons. There were two interview sessions. Session 1: 10 November 1995; Session 2: 14 November 1995.
Box Use copies

Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule cassettes (C40) - service copies 1995

Scope and Content Note

4 sound cassettes of 4 ; use copy.
Box 2, Folder 9

Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule cassettes (C40) - originals 1995

Scope and Content Note

4 sound cassettes of 4 ; original.
 

Weitzmann, Kurt

Box 1, Folder 28

"Art historian" (transcript) 1992-1993

"Art historian", 1992-1993 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Taina Rikala de Noriega and Richard Candida Smith. There were five interview sessions. Session 1: 2 April 1992; Session 2: 4 April 1992; Session 3: 7 April 1992; Session 4: 9 April 1992; Session 5: 8 April 1993.
Box Reformats

Kurt Weitzmann cassettes (C42) - service copies 1992-1993

Scope and Content Note

1 sound tape reel (8 hr, 9 min.) : analog ; Archival master. 9 sound discs (cds) : digital ; Copy master. 9 sound discs (cds) : digital; Use copy.
Box 2, Folder 9

Kurt Weitzmann cassettes (C42) - originals 1992-1993

Scope and Content Note

6 sound cassettes of 6 ; original.
 

Williams, Harold

Box 1, Folder 43

Harold Williams vol. I (transcript)

Scope and Content Note

Sealed for the duration of his life.
Box 1, Folder 44

Harold Williams vol. II (transcript)

Scope and Content Note

Sealed for the duration of his life.
Box Sealed

Harold Marvin Williams cassettes (C43) - service copies

Scope and Content Note

8 sound cassettes of 8 ; use copy. Sealed for the duration of his life.
Box 2, Folder 9

Harold Marvin Williams cassettes (C43) - originals

Scope and Content Note

8 sound cassettes of 8 ; original. Sealed for the duration of his life.
 

Wittkower, Margot 1994

Box 1, Folder 19

Partnership and Discovery: Margot and Rudolf Wittkower (transcript) 1994

"Partnership and Discovery: Margot and Rudolf Wittkower", 1994 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Teresa Barnett. There were ten interview sessions. Session 1: 11 December 1992; Session 2: 12 December 1992; Session 3: 14 December 1992; Session 4: 15 December 1992; Session 5: 13 May 1993; Session 6: 14 May 1993; Session 7: 15 May 1993; Session 8: 24 June 1993; Session 9: 25 June 1993; Session 10: 26 June 1993.
Box 2, Folder 9

Margot Wittkower cassettes (C44) 1994

Scope and Content Note

14 sound cassettes of 14 ; original.
 

Wittman, Otto

Box 1, Folder 26

The Museum in the creation of community (transcript) 1993

"The Museum in the creation of community", 1993 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Interviewed by Richard Candida Smith. There were eight interview sessions. Session 1: 11 January 1993; Session 2: 12 January 1993; Session 3: 8 February 1993; Session 4: 9 February 1993; Session 5: 10 February 1993; Session 6: 26 April 1993; Session 7: 27 April 1993; Session 8: 28 April 1993.
Box 2, Folder 10

Otto Wittman cassettes (C45) 1993

Scope and Content Note

20 sound cassettes of 20 ; original.
 

Series II. Computer discs of oral history transcripts, 1991-2002

Scope and Content Note

Computer discs exist for most transcripts. UCLA holds the discs for the transcripts completed under their aegis. The transcripts are in WordPerfect or Microsoft Word. The discs are restricted and may not be used or circulated. However, most of the bound transcripts have been digitized and are available online, as indicated in the container list.
Box 3, Folder 1

Barocchi, Paolo

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Baxendall, Michael

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Boardman, John

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 2

von Bothmer, Dietrich

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s), sealed
Box 3, Folder 1

Buchthal, Hugo

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Edelstein, J.M.

Physical Description: 2.0 disk(s)

Scope and Content Note

1 disk for partial transcript, and 1 disk for full transcript; full transcript was sealed until April 1, 2001.
Box 3, Folder 2

Englander, Nancy

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s), sealed
Box 3, Folder 1

Grabar, Oleg

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Harrison, Evelyn

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 2

Haskell, Francis

Physical Description: 2.0 disk(s), sealed
Box 3, Folder 1

Heckscher, Roxanne

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Heckscher, William S.

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Himmelmann, Nikolaus

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Kitzinger, Ernst

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Lewis, Samella

Physical Description: 2.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Nochlin, Linda

Physical Description: 2.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Pollock, Griselda

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Proske, Beatrice G.

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Ridgeway, Brunilde

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Sekler, Eduard

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Steinberg, Leo

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 1, Folder 1

Vermeule, Cornelius

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 2

Williams, Harold Marvin

Physical Description: 1.0 disk(s), sealed
Box 3, Folder 1

Wittkower, Margot

Physical Description: 3.0 disk(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Wittmann, Otto

Physical Description: 2.0 disk(s)