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Oral history interview with Cynthia Schira, 2001 July 25-26

view Oral history interview with Cynthia Schira, 2001 July 25-26 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Schira, Cynthia, 1934-
Interviewer:
Mensing, Margo, 1941-
Subject:
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Rhode Island School of Design
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 52 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 22 min.
Summary:
An interview of Cynthia Schira conducted 2001 July 25-26, by Margo Mensing, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Schira's home and studio, in Westport, N.Y.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Cynthia Schira, 2001 July 25-26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. 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.
Biography Note:
Cynthia Schira (1934- ) is a fiber artist from Westport, N.Y. Margo Mensing (1941- ) is a fiber artist from Gansevoort, 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 administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Decorative arts
Fiber artists
Interviews
Sound recordings
Tapestry
Weaving
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11903
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227374
AAA_collcode_schira01
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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