Oral history interview with Wilbur Herbert Burnham
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert, Jr., 1913-1984
Brown, Robert F.
1981 September 11
Physical Description:
46 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Wilbur Herbert Burnham conducted 1981 September 11, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Burnham speaks of training under his father; education at Yale Art School in drawing and painting; principal jobs; and characterizations of clients, architects, teachers, and fellow stained glass designers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wilbur Herbert Burnham (1913-1984) was a stained glass artist from Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.

Digital Content

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Glass painting and staining -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stained glass artists -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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