Institutional Oral Histories, 1978-1999 (bulk 1998-1999)

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Institutional Oral Histories, 1978-1999 (bulk 1998-1999)

This series contains oral history interviews, on VHS, audiocassette, DVD, and betacam, with a variety of people affiliated with the Clark family and/or the early history of the museum and graduate program. The interviews include: Javotte Ray, Francine Clark's granddaughter; Frances Greenough and Cecily Symington, Cooperstown friends of the Clarks; Cary Grayson, the son of Admiral Cary T. Grayson, a close friend of the Clarks; Venice Partenope, a nurse who cared for the Clarks in their final years; Lane Faison, Bill Pierson, and Whitney Stoddard, professors of art history at Williams College who knew the Clarks and were active in the early history of the museum and graduate program; Norman Hirschl, an art dealer who dealt with the Clarks; Alexander Stoller, a sculptor who knew Sterling Clark and Peter Guille; Victor Tardino Sr., one of Sterling Clark's accountants Daniel Perry, architect of the 1955 museum building; George Heard Hamilton, former director of the Clark; Lou McManus, former superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at the Clark; David Brooke, former director of the Clark who conducted research on the Clark Family and the early history of the museum; and Casmir de Rham, a Clark trustee. There is one DVD of a panel talk held in 1994 with Lane Faison, Daniel Perry and Venice Partenope discussing their recollections of RSC moderated by David Brooke. There are many duplicates in the series. There are up to 3 VHS copies of some interviews, as well as copies on Betacam, DVD and audiocassette. Interviews with David Brooke and Waldo Johnston, Jr. only exist on DVD. The DVD of the interview with Daniel Perry also includes historical footage of the Clark and "Never Say Die" winning the Derby. The audiocassette interviews of Cecily Symington, Frances Greenough, Whitney Stoddard, and Bill Pierson do not have an accompanying video.

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Partenope, Venice C. (Venice Cecelia), 1902-2004

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Symington, Cecily.

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Greenough, Francis Boott, 1837-1904

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Hamilton, George Heard.

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Art historian, museum director and author. From the description of George Hamilton Heard autograph [manuscript], no date. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 664830249 George Heard Hamilton was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on June 23, 1910. He received a B.A. (1932), an M.A. (1934), and a Ph.D. (1942) from Yale University. He taught art history at Yale from 1936 until 1966, and was the curator of modern art at the Yale University Art Gallery from 1940 to 1966. ...

De Rham, Casimir, 1924-

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Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006

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S. Lane Faison (1907-2006) was an art historian of Williamstown, Mass. From the description of Oral history interview with S. Lane Faison, 1981 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710018659 S. Lane (Samson Lane) Faison, Jr., born Washington, D.C. 16 November 1907; died Williamstown, Mass. 11 November 2006; Williams College Class of 1929; member of the Williams College Art Department, 1936-1976, chair of the Department, 1940-1970; Director of the Williams College Museum o...

Ray, Franc╠Žoise, 1933-

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Tardino, Victor.

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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938

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Pierson, William H. (William Harvey), 1911-2008

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William H. Pierson (1911-2008) was an art historian and educator from Williamstown, Mass. From the description of Oral history interview with William H. Pierson, 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 613315453 From the description of Oral history interview with William H. Pierson, 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744428152 Art historian, educator (Williamstown, Mass.). From the description of William H. Pierso...

Johnston, Waldo C. M.

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Brooke, David S

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In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to the public in 1955, the Institute has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become a highly respected art museum and one of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with a complement of research and academic programs, including a major art history library. From the description of Records and Pa...

Williams College

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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

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The Office of Communications and Design was organized in 2004. Lisa Green was appointed the first Director of that office, July 1, 2004. Prior to the organization of Communications and Design, Green served as Director of the preceding Office of Architecture and Design (September 2003-June 2004). Green was hired as Project Officer, January 2002-September 2003. From the description of Records of the office of Communications and Design, 1995-2008. (Art Center College of Design, James L ...

Perry, Daniel, -2002

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In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to the public in 1955, the Institute has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. One of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with a complement of research and academic pr...

Stoddard, Whitney S.

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Hirschl, Norman.

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McManus, G. Louis (George Louis), -2003

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Stoller, Alexander, 1902-1994

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Sculptor; Massachusetts. From the description of Alexander Stoller interviews, 1976 Dec. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220190502 Sculptor; Housatonic, Mass. From the description of Alexander Stoller papers, 1919-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78801795 Alexander Stoller (1902-1994) was a sculptor from Massachusetts. From the description of Oral history interview with Alexander Stoller, 1976 Dec. 10 [sound recording]. (Unknown). Worl...

Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956

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Born in 1877, Robert Sterling Clark, along with his three brothers, was heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune. Their father, Alfred Corning Clark, was the son of Edward Corning Clark, Isaac Singer's business partner. RSC attended Yale University and graduated in 1899 with a degree in engineering. He joined the army and his service during the Boxer Rebellion earned him the commission of first lieutenant. In 1908, RSC undertook an expedition to the Shaanxi and Gansu provinces in a remote area ...