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Jules David Prown Oral History Project recordings and transcripts

 Collection — Box: 807
Call Number: S012

Scope and Contents

The project includes a paper transcript and recordings of the Jules David Prown Oral History Project. For the project, information analyst Karen E. Denavit interviewed Prown about his family, professional life, and travels. Particular attention is paid to Prown's interactions with Paul Mellon in the years 1968-1977, while the Yale Center for British Art's building and design were being decided.

Dates

  • March 12, 2013 - June 26, 2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is unprocessed and may not be available for immediate access.

Extent

.209 Linear Feet (1 box) : Paper

29.7 Gigabytes : PDF, Wave, and MP3 files

Language of Materials

English

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/ycba.ia.S012

Biographical / Historical

Jules David Prown earned his Bachelor’s degree at Lafayette College (1951), an MA in Early American Culture from the University of Delaware (1956), and an MA (1953) and Ph.D. from Harvard University (1961). He was a fellow in the Winterthur Program from 1954-1956. Prown was appointed the Edward R. Bacon Art Scholar at Harvard and completed his dissertation on the formative years of American painter John Singleton Copley. Prown served as Assistant to the Director of the Fogg Art Museum between 1959 and 1961. In 1961, he joined Yale University as an instructor, and he served as curator of Garvan and related collections of American Art at the Yale University Art Gallery from 1963 to 1968. He became Assistant Professor at Yale in 1964 and was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship from 1964-1965. He was a Visiting Lecturer at Smith College from 1966-1967 and was promoted to Associate Professor at Yale in 1967. He became Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art in 1971, and retired from this position emeritus in 1999.

Prown served as the founding Director of the Yale Center for British Art from July 1968 to January 1976. He was influential while the Center was being planned in choosing Louis Kahn as the architect.

Karen Denavit has served as the Information Analyst at the Yale Center for British Art since 2008.
Title
Jules David Prown Oral History Project recordings and transcripts
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Institutional Archives Repository

Contact:
Institutional Archives
1080 Chapel Street
P. O. Box 208280
New Haven CT 06520-8280 US
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Location

1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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