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Oral history interviews with North Carolina glass artists, 1995

Creator:
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-
Subject:
Beck, Rick
Beck, Valerie
Bernstein, William
Johnson, Gilbert C.
Levin, Rob
Littleton, John
Nielander, Joe
Nygren, John Fergus
Nygren, Sharon
Vogel, Kate
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recordings: 7 sound cassettes.
Transcripts: 42 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Tapes and transcripts of interviews with North Carolina glass artists conducted by Mary Douglas as part of her research for a paper, "Rural Esthetics in the North Carolina Glass Community," delivered at the 1995 Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference in Asheville, N.C. Interviewees include: Rick and Valerie Beck, William Bernstein, Gilbert C. Johnson, Rob Levin, Joe Nielander, John and Sharon Nygren, and Kate Vogel and John Littleton.
Topics covered include "craft culture': whether there is a rural esthetic in North Carolina glass; the idea of community around Penland School and the surrounding region of the Southern Highlands; the significance of the region's craft history on contemporary glass artists; and the distinctive qualities of North Carolina glass.
Citation:
Oral history interviews with North Carolina glass artists, 1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art historian; Statesville, N.C.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Mary Douglas. The paper for which these interviews was conducted was subsequently published in the Glass Art Society Journal (1995, p. 34-41). Each of the artists interviewed agreed to donate their interviews to the Archives, with the exception of Harvey K. Littleton.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art historians
Decorative arts
Glass art
Glass artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12550
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216311
AAA_collcode_dougla95
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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