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Reminiscences of Holger Cahill, 1957

Creator: Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript 622 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Writer, art director

Scope and Contents

Early life in North Dakota, wanderings and odd jobs; arrival in New York City, newspaper work, Greenwich Village; New York art world in the 1920s; folk art; Americana; collecting; Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; politics in art; the Depression; relief for artists; Federal Arts Project; New York World's Fair; art, especially abstract expressionism, since 1943. Oral history includes brief interviews with Dorothy Canning Miller (Mrs. Miller) and Clair Laning


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975

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