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Collier, Lucy, 2003-11-23

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: 2003-11-23


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)




Lucy Collier (b. 1940), a developmental psychologist, is the third child of Charles and Nina Collier and the granddaughter of John Collier, Sr., commissioner of Indian Affairs under Franklin D. Roosevelt. Charles Collier befriended O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz in the 1920s in New York City and remained friends with the artist into the 1970s. Lucy Collier knew O'Keeffe when she was a child and young adult, especially encountering the artist after Charles and Nina bought Mary Cabot Wheelwright's ranch, Los Luceros, in 1958 and moved the family from Maryland to Alcalde, New Mexico. O'Keeffe and the Colliers socialized frequently in the 1960s, visiting one another at their respective homes. Collier is interviewed by Sarah Burt.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

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