Oral history interview with William H. Pierson, 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14
8 sound files : digital, wav file
Transcript: 128 pages
An interview with William H. Pierson conducted 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Pierson speaks of his education at Yale Art School; becoming a drawing instructor at Yale; his graduate work at New York University; his World War II naval service in radar research; his doctoral studies at Yale on New England industrial architecture; teaching studio art and art history at William College, Williamstown, Mass.
Place of publication, production, or execution: United States
General Note: Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 39 min.
Citation: Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William H. Pierson, 1981 Mar. 11-1982 Jan. 14. 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: William H. Pierson (1911-2008) was an art historian and educator from Williamstown, Mass.
Provenance: These interviews are 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 others.
Location Note: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
interviewee: Pierson, William Harvey, 1911-2008
interviewer: Brown, Robert F.
Record number: (DSI-AAA_CollID)12656
Record number: (DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212305
Record number: AAA_collcode_pierso81