Oral History Program

Oral historiesAAWR records the oral histories of its Archived Artists, thus ensuring that their creative vision and artistic development are documented and archived for posterity. Videotaped interviews with the artists are transcribed and made available for art historians, scholars, and the public.

These histories document the details of each artist’s life and career, including their personal aesthetic development and approach to art creation, influences of teachers and mentors, exhibition history, and relationships with other artists.

Archived Artists are encouraged to provide the AAWR with photographs, slides, biographical information, exhibition materials, catalogs and correspondence to augment their oral histories. The organization preserves this unique collection of visual, oral and printed information for current and future generations to study and enjoy.

Contact AAWR for additional information or call us at 216-721-9020.