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Oral history interview with Bill Burgess, 1973 April

Burgess, Bill

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 11 Pages, Transcript

Summary: Interview of Bill Burgess conducted by Lynn Katzman for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Museum administrator; New York, New York. Burgess was a founder of the Studio Musuem in Harlem, a privately run community museum.


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.

Language Note

English .

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bill Burgess, 1973 April. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.