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Reminiscences of David M. Solinger: oral history, 1989.

Author: David M Solinger; Joel Gardner
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Family background; B.A., Cornell University, member, Zeta Beta Tau; summer research, Oxford University; Columbia University Law School; recollections of professors; views on education, religion; attorney, Oppenheimer, Kaufman, Haiblum and Kupfer; counsel for First Army and Eastern Defense Command, World War II: Price Code, voluntary censorship; partner, Solinger and Gordon, 1952- ; discussion of trial and probate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: David M Solinger; Lloyd Goodrich; Willem De Kooning; Flora Whitney Miller
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: David M Solinger; Joel Gardner
OCLC Number: 269253154
Notes: Interviewed by Joel Gardner on June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13, 27, Aug. 3, 17, 24, 1989 in New York City.
Description: transcript: 2 v. (511 leaves).

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Family background; B.A., Cornell University, member, Zeta Beta Tau; summer research, Oxford University; Columbia University Law School; recollections of professors; views on education, religion; attorney, Oppenheimer, Kaufman, Haiblum and Kupfer; counsel for First Army and Eastern Defense Command, World War II: Price Code, voluntary censorship; partner, Solinger and Gordon, 1952- ; discussion of trial and probate law, entertainment law, billing; organization of Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art [Friends], 1956; president, Whitney Museum of American Art [Whitney Museum], 1966-1974; expansion of Whitney Museum, 1956 to present: acquisitions, membership, corporate structure, financing of Breuer building, 1966, Whitney Museum National Committee; Chairman, Friends Acquisition Committee: evolution of Whitney acquisition policy; museum operations: Whitney Museum, others; Whitney Museum/ Museum of Modern Art relationship; introduction of coporate funding; dissolution of Friends, 1967; Whitney Museum public relations: branch museums, travelling curators, blockbuster shows; board member, American Federation of Arts, 1953- ; chairman, Advisory Council, Johnson Museum, Cornell University, 1973-88; private art showings and acquisitions, 1950s; tour of private collection; recollections of Thomas N. Armstrong, Lloyd Goodrich, Flora Whitney Miller, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Whitney Family, Whitney Museum Associates, trustees.

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