Oral Histories

Interview of Marvin Harden

African American artist. Co-founder of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA).
African-American Artists of Los Angeles: Marvin Harden
African American Artists of Los Angeles
African American History
Biographical Note:
African American artist. Co-founder of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA).
Mason, Karen Anne
Harden, Marvin
Persons Present:
Harden and Mason.
Place Conducted:
Harden's home near Cambria, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
the interview was conducted by Karen Anne Mason; B.A., English, Simmons College; M.A., Art History, UCLA.
Processing of Interview:
Lisa Magee, editorial assistant, edited the interview. She checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling, and verified proper names. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed. Harden reviewed the transcript. He verified proper names and made minor corrections and additions. Alex Cline, editor, prepared the table of contents and biographical summary. Rebecca Stone, editorial assistant, assembled the interview history. Kathleen McAlister, editorial assistant, compiled the index.
3.3 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
The interviews in the series African American Artists of Los Angeles document significant African American Artists and others in the Los Angeles metropolitan area who have worked to expand exhibition opportunities and public support for African American visual culture. The series was made possible in part by support from the UCLA Center for African American Studies, Institute of American Cultures.