Paul Lerner Interview, April 6, 1988

Interviewee

Paul Lerner

Interviewer

Kim Taylor

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Description

Paul Lerner discusses his personal history, including working for the United States Air Force before attending and graduating from the University of Montana, Missoula (then called Montana State University) in 1960. He describes the difficulty he faced finding college level teaching positions in the American West, his decision to accept a position at a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, and his attempt to work as a primary teacher in Victor, Montana. Lerner also discusses his two divorces and how therapy led him to begin drawing and painting. He describes his early drawings of the Andes and Peru, exhibiting drawings at the Warehouse Gallery, and his transition from sketching to paint.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Life reminiscence; University of Montana, Missoula; Drawing; Painting; Montana artists; Paul Lerner

Original Date

4-6-1988

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Montana Artists, Authors, and Journalists Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 201-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:28:23 minutes

Local Filename

OH_201_001_002.mp3; OH_201_001_002.pdf

Paul Lerner Interview, April 6, 1988

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