Oral history interview with Wilbur Herbert Burnham

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.burnha81
Creators:
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert, Jr., 1913-1984
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 September 11
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
46 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

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.

Administration
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.

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

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Glass painting and staining -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stained glass artists -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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