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Oral history interview with Robert John Wilbert, 1977 Aug. 9-19

Wilbert, Robert John, 1929-

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 147 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 24 min.

Summary: An interview of Robert J. Wilbert conducted 1977 August 9-19, by Marsha Miro, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert John Wilbert (1929-) was an art educator at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.


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 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

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert John Wilbert, 1977 Aug. 9-19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.