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Oral history interview with Gordon Bailey Washburn, 1970 March 4-18

Interviewee:
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 70 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformated in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 41 min.
Summary:
An interview of Gordon Bailey Washburn conducted 1970 March 4-18, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gordon Bailey Washburn, 1970 March 4-18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art museums
Art, American
Interviews
Museum directors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12408
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213178
AAA_collcode_washbu70
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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