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Adams, Clinton, 1999-08-10

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Scope and Contents Note

From the Collection:

In 1999, The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum began working together on the Georgia O'Keeffe Oral History Project with the goal of recording and transcribing interviews with Georgia O'Keeffe's surviving relatives, colleagues, friends, and employees.

The co-directors of the project, Agapita Judy Lopez (Director, The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation) and Barbara Buhler Lynes (Curator and Emily Fisher Landau Director of the Research Center, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum) developed a list of individuals to be interviewed by Sarah L. Burt and Jane Cook. The bulk of the interviews were conducted from 2000 to 2003.

The interviews cover a range of topics with special attention to the interviewees' interactions with O'Keeffe and her contributions to the art world and her community.

Most of the interviews were recorded on audiocassettes and were later transcribed by the interviewer. Transcripts and audio recordings have been digitized by the Museum.


  • Creation: 1999-08-10


Conditions Governing Access

Only the edited transcript is available for research and access; all other related materials restricted per agreement with Clinton Adams.


From the Collection: 5.09 Linear Feet (8 hollinger boxes, 1 album box, 2 audiocassette boxes)




Clinton Adams (1918-2002) is interviewed by Sarah Burt about his encounters with Georgia O'Keeffe. Adams was professor of art and art history and dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, from 1961 to 1976; director of Tamarind Institute, UNM, from 1970 to 1985 (successor to Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, where Adams was associate director, 1960—61); editor of The Tamarind Papers, 1974 to 1990; and retired from teaching, 1985. Adams is widely known for his work as a painter and printmaker, and for his books and articles, principally on the history of American lithography. The first of two oral history interviews with Adams conducted by Burt.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

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