Oral history interview with Adolf K. Placzek, 1985

Oral history interview with Adolf K. Placzek, 1985

 

 

Name:
Placzek, Adolf K (Interviewee), Stein, Rose (Rózsi) (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Adolf K. Placzek, 1985
Other Titles:
Reminiscences of Adolf K. Placzek, 1985
Abstract:
Childhood in Vienna; switch from medical studies to art history, University of Vienna; escape from Nazis to England, 1939-1940; M.L.A., Columbia University School of Library Service, 1942; enlistment in United States Army, 1942-46; assistant librarian, Avery Architectural Library, Columbia University, 1949-59, Acting Librarian, 1959: collection of famous trade catalogues drawings, development of Avery Periodical Index; Professor of Art History, Columbia, 1972-80, Professor Emeritus, 1980- ; general editor, architectural books, DaCapo Press; contributions to McMillan Encyclopedia of Architects
Collection Name:
Austrian project
Subjects:
Art historians; Librarians; World War, 1939-1945--Nazism--Austria; Library catalogs; Reference services (Libraries); Art--History; Placzek, Adolf K; Columbia University. Avery Architectural Library; Columbia University. Department of Art History; Columbia University Faculty
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1985
Note (Biographical):
Librarian, Art historian
Note:
Interviewed by Rose Stein on January 9 and 14, 1985
Note (Provenance):
Adolf K. Placzek, Gift 1985
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
14380831
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-w8r9-c651