Sidney D. Markman interview
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Sidney David Markman was born October 10, 1911 in New York. He earned his A.B. in 1934 from Union College in New York and his M. A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1936 and 1941 respectively. From 1941-1945, he worked as Professor of Art History and Archaeology at the National University of Panama. In 1947, Dr. Markman began teaching at Duke University as Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology and was appointed to full professor in 1965. He retired in 1981 as Professor Emeritus of Art History and Archaeology. In this interview, he recalls his decision to come to Duke University, his first impressions of the campus and Art Department, how teaching and interacting with students changed over the course of his tenure at Duke, and changes on both the campus and within the Art Department. Lastly, he reflects how working for Duke and being part of the Duke community directly impacted him.
DescriptionInterview conducted by Mary Samouelian on December 11, 2008 in Durham, North Carolina Duration: 48:51
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