Interview with Gloria and Ulrich Middeldorf, July 1, 1978

Project: Kentucky Writers Oral History Project

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Dr. Middeldorf and his wife discuss their relationship with Victor Hammer, which spanned many years and two continents. Dr. Ulrich Middeldorf was born in a small village in Germany. Dr. Middeldorf enjoyed his studies at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence before the rise of the Nazi regime. Dr. Middeldorf became friends with Clarence Kennedy, a professor of art history at Smith College, who established Cantina Press. Middeldorf and Victor Hammer were traveling in the same circle of friends. A colleague with whom he had been working on a photograph collection and sculpture helped Middeldorf get to London during the rise of the Nazi regime, and then Bernard Berenson arranged for Middeldorf to go to Chicago to the University as a Professor of Art History. Dr. Middeldorf and Victor Hammer corresponded on a regular basis and discussed their work. Middeldorf knew that Hammer was also a painter, and interested in architecture, printing, typography.

[Note: the recording quality is low, making it difficult to understand the speakers]

Interview Accession

1978oh087_kw007

Interviewee Name

Gloria Middeldorf

Ulrich Middeldorf

Interviewer Name

David Farrell

Interview Date

1978-07-01

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Middeldorf, Gloria Interview by David Farrell. 01 Jul. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Middeldorf, G. (1978, July 01). Interview by D. Farrell. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Middeldorf, Gloria, interview by David Farrell. July 01, 1978, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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