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Spark (Clare) Interviews with Artists, Curators, and Intellectuals
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A collection of audio tapes from radio programs produced and hosted by Clare Spark. Spark's radio programs engaged with leading figures in the art world, covering broad issues as well as events of particular concern to the Southern California arts community.
Clare Spark was born in 1937 in New York City. She received a bachelors degree from Cornell University in 1958 and went on to receive graduate degrees from Harvard and UCLA in education and history respectively. From 1969 through 1998 she produced hundreds of radio programs on the politics of the art world for Los Angeles Pacifica station KPFK. One program, The Sour Apple Tree, aired weekly during the 1970s, addressing issues on the politics of culture. In 1980 she produced and hosted The Afternoon Air on KPFK, a daily (weekday) three-hour montage of news, public affairs features, documentaries, music, and interviews. Spark was Program Director for the radio station between 1981 and 1982.
8.8 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
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Audio tapes are unavailable until reformatted. Contact the repository for information regarding access.