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Oral history interview with Walter Midener, 1974 July 10-17

Midener, Walter, 1912-1998

Art teacher, Arts administrator, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 46 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 57 min.

Summary: An interview of Walter Midener conducted 1974 July 10-17, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter Midener (1912-1998) was a sculptor from Detroit, Mich.


These interviews are 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 Midener, 1974 July 10-17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.