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Oral history interview with Joseph Warren McCullough, 1976 Mar. 9-10

McCullough, Joseph Warren, 1922-

Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 47 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 9 min.

Summary: An interview of Joseph Warren McCullough conducted 1976 Mar. 9-10, by Louise Bruner, for the Archives of American Art.
McCullough speaks of his early interest in art and his education; studying under Josef Albers at Yale; his theories on art education; film and cinematography as art forms; the increasing popularity of printmaking; changes in the Cleveland Institute of Art during his administration; and the Institute's future.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Warren McCullough (1922- ) was a director of the Cleveland Institute of Art.


These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art 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 .


Funding for this interview was provided by Matilda Wilson. 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

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Use requires an appointment.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joseph Warren McCullough, 1976 Mar. 9-10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.