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Oral history interview with Helen Z. Shirk, 2012 July 29

Interviewee:
Shirk, Helen Z., 1942-
Interviewer:
Lauria, Jo, 1954-
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 84 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded as 5 sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 31 min.
Access Note / Rights:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Summary:
An interview of Helen Z. Shirk conducted 2012 July 29, by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Shirk's home and studio, in La Mesa, California.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Helen Z. Shirk, 2012 July 29. 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. Transcription of this oral history interview was made possible by a grant from the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Biography Note:
Helen Z. Shirk (1942- ) is an artist and educator in La Mesa, California. Jo Lauria (1954- ) is a curator and writer in Sherman Oaks, California.
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:
Interviews
Jewelers
Metal-work
Metal-workers
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16090
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)361574
AAA_collcode_shirk12
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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