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Oral history interview with Wilbur Herbert Burnham, 1981 September 11

view Oral history interview with Wilbur Herbert Burnham, 1981 September 11 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Burnham, Jr., Wilbur Herbert, 1913-1984
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 46 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
Summary:
An interview of Wilbur Herbert Burnham conducted 1981 September 11, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Wilbur Herbert Burnham, 1981 September 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
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.
Biography Note:
Wilbur Herbert Burnham (1913-1984) was a stained glass artist from Wakefield, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Decorative arts
Glass painting and staining
Interviews
Sound recordings
Stained glass artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12230
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212568
AAA_collcode_burnha81
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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