Abstract

Harvey Buchanan, Case Western Reserve professor emeritus of art history, is the Director of the John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture Collection which consists of over 30 pieces of art scattered around University Circle, mostly on the Case Western Reserve University campus. The Collection began in 1981 with the establishment of a permanent endowment at the university funded by Mildred Putnam and her son Peter Putnam. In this 2009 interview, Buchanan discusses the creation of the endowment and his experiences as Director of the Putnam Collection. In addition, he describes several of the collection's pieces in detail and provides some biographical information on Peter Putnam.

Creator

Buchanan, Harvey (interviewee)

Creator

Gibans, Nina (interviewer)

Project

University Circle

Date

9-8-2009

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

64 minutes

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