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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Paul Joseph Sachs
RLIN number: NXCP87-A163
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, early career as banker and subsequent work in fine arts at Harvard until 1930; impressions of scholars of art and science; print collecting; collectors and their purveyors; patrons of art in the 20th century; Fogg Art Museum; Museum of Modern Art; Harvard Museum course; cooperation with Princeton Department of Art and Archaeology; Bliss Collection at Dumbarton Oaks; Roberts Fine Arts Commission, World War II; American museums after World War II with particular reference to activities of former students; a retrospective look at art critics, dealers, training, and the development of art in America. Pertinent correspondence follows each major segment of the oral history.
Extent: Transcript: 1395 leaves, Tape: 1 reel, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from Mrs. Richard Stillwell, 161 Bowen Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1958 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sachs, Paul J., 1878-1965
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1878
Speaker occupation: Professor of fine arts
Age at speaking: 80
Document date: 1958
Interviewer: Benison, Saul
Organizations discussed: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Art; Art criticism; Art galleries, Commercial; Art historians; Art museums; Art--Collectors and collecting; Art--Study and teaching; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Fogg Art Museum; Sachs, Paul J., 1878-1965
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017526-12969