Interview with Harold Rittenberry, Part 2, March 9, 2023

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Content Warning: This interview includes details of graphic death.

Harold Rittenberry Jr. was born in Athens, Georgia in 1938. As a young man he joined the Army and was deployed to Germany. He returned to Athens in 1957 and worked several jobs throughout the years before he was able to make a living as an artist. In this interview he describes his deployment to West Germany during the Cold War, and the numerous professions he has held throughout his life. He then goes on to describe being commissioned to construct benches for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and his career as a full-time artist.

Date

2023-03-09

Identifier

rbrl361aohp-086-02

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Duration

121 minutes



Citation

Harold Rittenberry and William Breeding, “Interview with Harold Rittenberry, Part 2, March 9, 2023,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 25, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/rbrl361aohp-086-02.

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