Oral history interview with John Spencer, 1994 September 1
2 sound cassettes (1 hr., 23 min.): analog.
Transcript: 41 pages.
An interview with John Spencer conducted 1994 September 1, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Spencer discusses his work assisting Dean Cornwell on the Los Angeles Central Library murals between 1927-1933; his subsequent relationship with Cornwell; and his experience as a young artist in Southern California in the 1930s.
Place of publication, production, or execution: United States
General Note: Originally recorded 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 23 min.
Access Note / Rights: This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Spencer, 1994 September 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms: Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding: Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note: John Spencer was a painter from Pasadena, California.
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 administrators.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Spencer, John, 1911-1996
interviewer: Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Subject: Cornwell, Dean
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)11771
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215798
Record number: AAA_collcode_spence94