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The Resource Giving is part of the concept : Robert Rowan, interviewed by George M. Goodwin ; completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles

Giving is part of the concept : Robert Rowan, interviewed by George M. Goodwin ; completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles

Label
Giving is part of the concept : Robert Rowan, 1980
Title
Giving is part of the concept
Title remainder
Robert Rowan
Statement of responsibility
interviewed by George M. Goodwin ; completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles
Inclusive dates
1980
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses art and art collecting, especially modern American art, and his association with the Pasadena Art Museum
Note
Forms part of: Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Is part of
Additional physical form
Audio recordings also may be accessed in the UCLA Department of Special Collections by special arrangement.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Biographical or historical data
Robert Rowan was born in Pasadena, Calif., on March 13, 1910. He entered R.A. Rowan and Co. (the family real estate and insurance firm) during the Depression and changed it from a "city company" to an agricultural company. Along with his brothers, he alternated as president and chairman of the company and after retirement, was a trustee. He was also formerly a director of Pacific Northwest Airlines. He was a prominent collector of 20th century American art and an active officer of museums dedicated to contemporary art, particularly the Pasadena Art Museum. He was a president of the Pasadena Art Museum, a trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a board member of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. At the time of this interview, he was a member of the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, where works from his collection were included in the museum's first show.
Cataloging source
CUY
Form designation
oral history transcript
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Location of originals duplicates
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Label
Giving is part of the concept : Robert Rowan, interviewed by George M. Goodwin ; completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles
Instantiates
Publication
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Volume includes index.
  • The UCLA Oral History Program : catalog of the collection. 3rd ed. / compiled by Teresa Barnett (Los Angeles : Oral History Program Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999); available in the UCLA Dept. of Special Collections.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
x, 152 leaves, bound
Other physical details
port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49829261
  • ucoclc49829261
Terms governing use
Quotation, publication or reproduction permitted, subject to University policy. User must acknowledge the UCLA Department of Special Collections.
Label
Giving is part of the concept : Robert Rowan, interviewed by George M. Goodwin ; completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles
Publication
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Volume includes index.
  • The UCLA Oral History Program : catalog of the collection. 3rd ed. / compiled by Teresa Barnett (Los Angeles : Oral History Program Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999); available in the UCLA Dept. of Special Collections.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
x, 152 leaves, bound
Other physical details
port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49829261
  • ucoclc49829261
Terms governing use
Quotation, publication or reproduction permitted, subject to University policy. User must acknowledge the UCLA Department of Special Collections.

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