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Oral history interview with Maya Ying Lin, 1983 Mar. 6

Interviewee:
Lin, Maya Ying, 1959-
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Transcript: 42 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.
Summary:
An interview of Maya Ying Lin conducted 1983 Mar. 6, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Lin speaks of a funerary architecture seminar she took at Yale University; entering her design in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's competition; attempts to add a figured sculpture and a flagpole to her design, and her resistance to this effort.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Maya Ying Lin, 1983 Mar. 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
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.
Use Note:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Maya Ying Lin, c/o Peter Forbes and Associates, 192 Lexington Avenue, Suite 801, New York, New York 10016.
Biography Note:
Maya Ying Lin (1959- ) is an architect from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is 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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Architects
Asian American architects
Interviews
Sound recordings
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12123
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211969
AAA_collcode_lin83
Theme:
Asian American
Women
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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