Oral history interview with Gordon Bailey Washburn

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.washbu70
Creators:
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1970 March 4-18
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
70 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Gordon Bailey Washburn conducted 1970 March 4-18, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gordon Bailey Washburn (1904-1983) was an art museum director from New York, N.Y. Director of Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y., 1931-1942. Director of Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1942-1949. Director of the Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1950-1962. Director, Asia House Gallery, New York, N.Y., 1961-1974.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 41 min.

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Repository Contact
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