Oral Histories

Interview of William Dole

Los Angeles Art Community: Group Portrait, William Dole
Los Angeles Art Community - Group Portrait
Nordland, Gerald
Dole, William
Persons Present:
Tapes I to III: Dole and Nordland; Tape IV: Dole, Nordland, and crew provided by the UC Santa Barbara.
Place Conducted:
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Dole's home in Santa Barbara, California; his studio at UC Santa Barbara.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Gerald Nordland, Director, Frederick S. Wight Art Galleries, UCLA; B.A., University of Southern California; J.D., University of Southern California Law School.
Processing of Interview:
Lawrence Weschler, assistant editor, edited the verbatim transcript, checking it for accuracy and editing for punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, and verification of proper nouns. The final manuscript remains in the same order as the taped material. Words or phrases introduced by the editor have been bracketed.Dole reviewed and approved the edited transcript. He made few additions or deletions, and he provided or confirmed spellings of names not previously verified.Final edit review was done by Mitch Tuchman, principal editor. The index was compiled by Cheri Derby, assistant editor. The introduction was written by Alfred Moir, Professor of History of Art, University of California, Santa Barbara. Front matter was prepared by program staff.
5 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series includes interviews with prominent Los Angeles-based visual artists and other members of the art establishment whose careers span the period from the 1920s through the 1970s. It documents the art community of the pre-World War II period and the rise of Los Angeles as a nationally recognized art center in the postwar period. Funding for this series was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.