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Oral history interview with Walter H. McBride, 1978 Jan. 23

McBride, Walter H., 1905-2003

Museum director, Painter, Designer, Etcher, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 26 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr.

Summary: An interview of Walter H. McBride conducted 1978 Jan. 23, by Cynthia Newman Helms, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter H. McBride (1905-2003) was the museum director of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, 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.

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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Walter H. McBride, 1978 Jan. 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.