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Bode, Karl and Maria Chabot, 2000-07-29

Identifier: 1

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: 2000-07-29


Conditions Governing Access

Some material restricted at the interviewees' or creators' request.


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




Karl Bode discusses Georgia O'Keeffe's house in Abiquiu among other topics with Maria Chabot and Jane Cook. Bode is the former owner of Bode's General Store in Abiquiu, New Mexico, which he acquired from his father, Martin Bode, a German immigrant who moved to the village in the early twentieth century. Martin Bode bought the house later owned by Georgia O'Keeffe, which he deeded to the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe. O'Keeffe purchased the house from the Archdiocese. Karl Bode was a friend and neighbor of O'Keeffe's from 1949 until her death in 1986.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US