Oral history interview with Gordon Bailey Washburn
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.washbu77
Creators:
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983
Field, Virginia
Dates:
1977 March 1
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
94 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Gordon Bailey Washburn conducted 1977 March 1, by Virginia Field, for the Archives of American Art. Washburn speaks of his career in museums, with emphasis on his work as director of the Asia House Gallery.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gordon Bailey Washburn (1904-1983) was an art museum director from New York, N.Y. He was the 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; and director, Asia House Gallery, New York, N.Y., 1961-1974.

Administration
Sponsor
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 5 min.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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