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Oral history interview with Lydia Winston, 1974 August 23-27

Winston, Lydia, 1897-1989



Collection Information

Size: 2 Sound tape reels Sound recording 71 Pages Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr.

Summary: An interview of Lydia Winston conducted 1974 August 23-27, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lydia Winston (1897-1989) was a collector from Birmingham, Michigan. Full name is Lydia Winston Malbin.


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 Lydia Winston, 1974 August 23-27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.