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Oral history interview with David Mitchell, 1978 Oct. 12

Mitchell, David, 1918-

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 26 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.

Summary: An interview of David Mitchell conducted 1978 Oct. 12, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Mitchell (1918- ) is a painter and educator from Detroit, Mich.


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.


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with David Mitchell, 1978 Oct. 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.