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Harold Brennan Art and Industry digital audio recording

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0626

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of audio recordings in which Harold Brennan discusses nature and the role of the artist, the artist and society, the artist in American life, changing attitudes toward the arts in this century, patronage, how business or industry should become a patron, examples of this concept, and the role for art in industry in the community. He encourages the listener to seek to find the means to find the good life.

Original cassette recordings were digitized on 2/20/2015.

Dates

  • 1964

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Harold James Brennan (1903-1989) integrated the School for American Craftsmen into RIT. He became the first dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts in 1960. Brennan was made an honorary fellow by the American Crafts Council in recognition of his work in making the School for American Craftsmen preeminent in its field of learning.

He was responsible for hiring many of the best-known artists, including Albert Paley, Frans Windenhain, Wendell Castle, William Keyser and John Prip.

Extent

2 Digital File(s) (Digital Audio files)

Language

English

Overview

Audio recordings related to Harold Brennan's discussion of art and industry in the United States.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

For access, contact RIT Archive Collections.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in October 2015.
Title
Harold Brennan Art and Industry audio recording
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jennifer Roeszies
Date
10/5/2015
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
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