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Oral history interview with Katherine Westphal, 2002 September 3-7

Interviewee:
Westphal, Katherine, 1919-  Search this
Interviewer:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Subject:
Laky, Gyöngy  Search this
Hickman, Pat (Patricia Lynette)  Search this
Farago, Daphne  Search this
Rossbach, Charles Edmund  Search this
Lynn, Greg  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Karoly, Frederic  Search this
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
University of California, Davis  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Fiber artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11788
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)238673
AAA_collcode_westph02
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_238673

Oral history interview with Jack Lenor Larsen, 2004 February 6-8

Interviewee:
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fisch, Arline M., 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Rossbach, Charles Edmund  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
University of Washington  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Textile designers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13092
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247149
AAA_collcode_larsen04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247149
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Gerhardt Knodel, 2004 August 3

Interviewee:
Knodel, Gerhardt, 1940-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Leland, Mary Jane  Search this
Albers, Annie  Search this
Andreson, Laura F.  Search this
Hicks, Sheila  Search this
Al-Hilali, Neda  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Smith, Kiki  Search this
Abakanowicz, Magdalena  Search this
Christo  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Zeisler, Claire  Search this
Kester, Bernard  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Los Angeles City College  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
California  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Fiber artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Michigan  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12740
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249179
AAA_collcode_knodel04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_249179
Additional Online Media:

Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015

Creator:
Stocksdale, Bob, 1913-2003  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi, 1926-  Search this
Subject:
Sekimachi, Kay  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Maloof, Alfreda Ward  Search this
Turner, Tran  Search this
Anderson, Norman  Search this
Merrill, Forrest L.  Search this
Uchida, Yoshiko  Search this
Stocksdale, Robert C.  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Collingwood, Peter  Search this
Shawcroft, Barbara  Search this
Okubo, Miné  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
War Relocation Authority  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketches
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Photographs
Topic:
Concentration camps  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Wood-workers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Fiber artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11112
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246683
AAA_collcode_stockbob
Theme:
Craft
Lives of American Artists
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_246683
Additional Online Media:

Ita H. Aber papers, 1932-2007

Creator:
Aber, Ita H., 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Judith S.  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Textile designers  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5607
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208441
AAA_collcode_aberita
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208441

Jana Vander Lee papers, 1979-1984

Creator:
Vander Lee, Jana, 1945-  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
Contemporary Handweavers of Houston  Search this
Topic:
Designers  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Curators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10383
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213735
AAA_collcode_vandlee
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213735

Jamison Thomas Gallery records, 1940-2000, bulk 1980-1995

Creator:
Jamison Thomas Gallery (Portland, Or.)  Search this
Subject:
Backstrand, Jay  Search this
Grenon, Gregory  Search this
Gilkerson, Robert  Search this
May, Dan  Search this
Diakité, Baba Wagué  Search this
Bartow, Rick  Search this
Jamison, William Robert  Search this
Serl, Jon  Search this
Buehler, Stuart  Search this
Bulwinkle, Mark  Search this
Thomas, Jeffrey  Search this
Van Sant, Gus  Search this
Calderon, Mark  Search this
Folk Craft Gallery (Portland, Or.)  Search this
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6337
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226862
AAA_collcode_jamithog
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_226862
Additional Online Media:

Anneberg Gallery records, 1966-1981

Creator:
Anneberg Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Anneberg, Margery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11573
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)248730
AAA_collcode_annegall
Theme:
The Art Market
Craft
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_248730

Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005, bulk 1974-1987

Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Subject:
Laky, Gyöngy  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Photographs
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
Fiber artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13453
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)260407
AAA_collcode_fibecenf
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Craft
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_260407

Oral history interview with James Bassler, 2002 February 11-June 6

Interviewee:
Bassler, James W., 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Emanuelli, Sharon K.  Search this
Subject:
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Textile crafts  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11858
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237918
AAA_collcode_bassle02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237918
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Joyce Marquess Carey, 2002 June 16

Interviewee:
Carey, Joyce Marquess, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
University of Wisconsin--Madison  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Quiltmakers  Search this
Quilting  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12329
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237986
AAA_collcode_carey02
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237986
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dominic Di Mare, 2002 June 4-10

Interviewee:
Di Mare, Dominic, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Mayfield, Signe  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Fiberwork  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Art  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12551
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237988
AAA_collcode_dimare02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237988

Oral history interview with Peggie L. Hartwell, 2002 June 3 and July 10

Interviewee:
Hartwell, Peggie L., 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Malarcher, Patricia  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Fiber artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
African American women artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11503
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237989
AAA_collcode_hartwe02
Theme:
African American
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237989
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ruth Adler Schnee, 2002 November 24-30

Interviewee:
Schnee, Ruth Adler, 1923-  Search this
Interviewer:
Schnee, Anita  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Design  Search this
Textile designers  Search this
Nazis  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Voyages and travels  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12111
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)238676
AAA_collcode_schnee02
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_238676
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Michael James, 2003 January 4-5

Interviewee:
James, Michael Francis, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lyon, David, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Textile crafts  Search this
Fiber artists  Search this
Quiltmakers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12585
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)238834
AAA_collcode_james03
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_238834
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Sheila Hicks, 2004 March 18

Interviewee:
Hicks, Sheila, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Zanartu, Cristobal  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Textile crafts  Search this
Fiber artists  Search this
Art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12269
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)248649
AAA_collcode_hicks04mar
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_248649
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Neda Al-Hilali, 2006 July 18-19

Interviewee:
Al-Hilali, Neda, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Jacobs, Ferne K. (Ferne Kent)  Search this
Simsar, Alice  Search this
Hunsaker, Joyce Badgley  Search this
Bassler, James W.  Search this
Kester, Bernard  Search this
Scripps College  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Claremont Graduate University  Search this
California State University, Los Angeles  Search this
Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery  Search this
Taliban  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Oaxaca (Mexico : State)  Search this
Climatic changes  Search this
California  Search this
Fiber artists  Search this
Iraq  Search this
Japan  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Women  Search this
Art commissions  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
Bavaria (Germany)  Search this
England  Search this
Ouija boards  Search this
Czechoslovakia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13545
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)261763
AAA_collcode_alhila06
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_261763
Additional Online Media:

Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers

Source:
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Creator:
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Names:
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)  Search this
War Relocation Authority  Search this
Anderson, Norman  Search this
Collingwood, Peter, 1922-2008  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Maloof, Alfreda Ward  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Merrill, Forrest L.  Search this
Okubo, Miné, 1912-2001  Search this
Shawcroft, Barbara  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Turner, Tran  Search this
Uchida, Yoshiko  Search this
Former owner:
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Extent:
19.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900-2015
Summary:
The papers of woodturner Bob Stocksdale and fiber artist Kay Sekimachi measure 19.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 2015. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, professional files, exhibition files, project files, personal business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographic material, and artwork. Of note are records from Sekimachi's forced internment during World War II at Tanforan Assembly Center and Topaz War Relocation Center from 1942 to 1944.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of woodturner Bob Stocksdale and fiber artist Kay Sekimachi measure 19.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 2015. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, professional files, exhibition files, project files, personal business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographic material, and artwork. Of note are records from Sekimachi's forced internment during World War II at Tanforan Assembly Center and Topaz War Relocation Center from 1942 to 1944.

The bulk of biographical materials are from Kay Sekimachi with some originating from her time spent in forced internment at Topaz and Tanforan camps. These records include identification cards, War Relocation Authority printed materials, and school records. Also found are awards, resumes, and blank stationery. Some materials are from Stocksdale's 85th birthday and memorial service.

Letters and extensive greeting cards are from friends, family, and professional acquaintances. Correspondents include Norman Anderson, Peter Collingwood, Jack Lenor Larsen, Sam and Alfreda Maloof, Forrest L. Merrill, Miné Okubo, Barbara Shawcroft, and others.

Writings and notes are scattered and include two interviews with Kay Sekimachi, hanging instructions, and notes. Writings by others are by Jack Lenor Larsen, Tran Turner, and Yoshiko Uchida.

Sekimachi's and Stocksdale's professional activities are documented through files relating to their participation at conferences, awards ceremonies, and lectures. Also found are fiber samples, order forms for materials and equipment, and notes on techniques and design by Kay Sekimachi. Exhibition records include extensive documentation on Marriage in Form, In the Realm of Nature, and Loom and Lathe as well as files for various solo and group exhibitions for both Sekimachi and Stocksdale. Gallery and institution files include material on multiple or unnamed exhibitions. Exhibiton documentation may include correspondence, writings, proposals, printed material, financial and loan records, condition reports, and photographs. Project files contain material for proposed book projects, a retrospective, and portfolio, by and about Sekimachi and Stocksdale. Also found are three commissions files for works by Sekimachi. A proposed retrospective on the work of Bob Stocksdale by Kay Sekimachi includes a digital sound recording of recollections.

Personal business records include sales books, purchase records for works of art by others, appraisals, contracts, consignment receipts, and insurance records.

Published books, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, magazines, and newsletters are found within printed materials. Of note is a publication by the San Francisco Chronicle entitled "This World" which features illustrations by Miné Okubo.

Four scrapbooks compiled by Kay Sekimachi date from 1937 to 1944. Most of the scrapbooks contain printed material from magazines and other sources with images such as children, valentines, food, birds, clothing, and may include scattered sketches and notes by Sekimachi. One scrapbook dates from the end of Sekimachi's internment at Topaz and relocation to Cincinnati, Ohio. This scrapbook includes sketches and printed materials concerning local and global events. Loose material found in this series was likely meant to be pasted into a new or the forth scrapbook. These materials include relocation information, Japanese-American publications, maps, clippings, sketches, and printed programs.

The bulk of photographic materials consist of slides of various vacation locations and homes and date from the 1960s to the 1980s. Also found are scattered portraits of Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale, as well as a photo of Miné Okubo with Roy Leeper and Cecil Thompson. Artworks are largely by Kay Sekimachi and include watercolor and pencil sketches as well as designs for fabrics and a weaving portfolio. Watercolor and pencil sketches are of Tanforan Assembly Center and date from circa 1942.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1920-2003 (1.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1943-2014 (7.6 linear feet; Box 2-10)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1960s-2008 (0.2 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 4: Professional Files, 1950s-2011 (1.1 linear feet; Box 10-11, 22)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1951-2015 (2.9 linear feet; Box 11-14)

Series 6: Project Files, circa 1900-2004 (0.3 linear feet; Box 14)

Series 7: Personal Business Records, 1970s-2010 (0.7 linear feet; Box 14-15)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1943-2011 (2.3 linear feet; Box 15-17, 22)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1937-1946 (0.9 linear feet; Box 17, 21)

Series 10: Photographic Material, circa 1950-2001 (0.9 linear feet; Box 18)

Series 11: Artwork, 1942-circa 1970 (1.1 linear feet; Box 18-20, 22-23)
Biographical / Historical:
Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003) was a woodturner active in California. He was known for bowls he formed from rare types of wood. Kay Sekimachi (1926- ) is a Japanese-American fiber artist and educator also active in California. She began her career in weaving on and off the loom and was part of the New Basketry movement.

Born in Indiana, Bob Stocksdale began his interest in carving by whittling with a pocket knife. Later, he created his own lathe with a washing machine motor and turned items such as baseball bats. During World War II, he was a conscientious objector and worked at various camps performing forestry work. It was in one of the camps that he turned his first bowl on a lathe.

After the war, Stocksdale settled in the Bay Area of California where he established his own woodturning shop in his basement. He concentrated on making bowls out of rare woods. His work has been recognized throughout the world and in 1998, he received the American Association of Woodturners Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2003, he received the James Renwick Alliance Masters of the Medium Award.

Kay Sekimachi was born in San Francisco, California in 1926. As a high school student, she was forcibly interned through Executive Order 9066 issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt which incarcerated approximately 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-American citizens during World War II. Along with her mother and siblings, Kay lived at Tanforan Assembly Center and later moved to Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah. She continued her schooling at Topaz and after 1944, was resettled in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After graduating from high school, Kay Sekimachi enrolled at the California College of Arts and Crafts and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts where she learned the craft of weaving under Trude Guermonprez and Jack Lenor Larsen. Her early works were tapestries and garments. She later used her weaving techniques as part of the New Basketry movement to create baskets and boxes out of fibers. Also an educator, Kay taught weaving at San Francisco Community College. She received the American Craft Council Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship in 2002.

After the dissolution of his first marriage through which he had two children, son Kim and daughter Joy Stocksdale, Bob married Kay Sekimachi in 1972. The two had been acquainted for many years as they were both craft artists living in the Bay Area. Although they married later in life, Kay and Bob travelled the world and exhibited their art together in many exhibitions including Marriage in Form and Loom and Lathe.

Bob Stocksdale died in Oakland, California in 2003. Kay Sekimachi continues to exhibit her work and lives in Berkeley, California.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview of Bob Stocksdale conducted February 16-March 21, 2001, by Signe Mayfield and an oral history interview of Kay Sekimachi [Stocksdale] conducted July 26-August 6, 2001, by Suzanne Baizerman. Both interviews were conducted in Berkeley, California, during the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Provenance:
The Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers were donated in 2003, 2004, and 2015 by Kay Sekimachi Stocksdale as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of original audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Woodworkers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Fiber artists -- California  Search this
Concentration camps -- United States  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Fiberwork -- Technique  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Woodwork -- Study and teaching  Search this
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Textile crafts -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Photographs
Citation:
Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stockbob
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stockbob

Marianne Strengell papers

Creator:
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906-2002  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Date:
1904-1980s
Summary:
The papers of weaver, fiber artist and educator Marianne Strengell date from 1904 to the 1980s and measure 1.5 linear feet. The scattered papers focus on Strengell's career as an artist and include biographical materials, correspondence, writings, six scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of weaver, fiber artist and educator Marianne Strengell date from 1904 to the 1980s and measure 1.5 linear feet. The scattered papers focus on Strengell's career as an artist and include biographical materials, correspondence, writings, six scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Biographical / Historical:
Finnish-American textile artist Marianne Strengell (1909-1998) was known for the use of synthetic fibers in her work. She was an educator and was at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1937 to 1962.

Born in Helsinki, Finland in 1909, Marianne Strengell studied industrial arts at a Helsinki university. She spent her early career designing textiles and rugs throughout Scandinavia but came to the United States in 1936. Strengell was invited to teach at the Cranbrook Academy of Art by Eliel Saarinen, a family friend. She began as a professor but became the head of the Department of Weaving and Textile Design after the retirement of Loja Saarinen. Strengell focused on texture in her weavings and often used synthetic fibers. She took many commissions during her career, including many for automotive companies in Detroit. Also, she exhibited her works at institutions and in print.

Under the United States government in 1951, Strengell travelled to the Philippines to establish weaving as a cottage industry. In the mid-1960s she acted as a consultant on textile production to the United Nations Technical Assistance Administration with her husband, Olav Hammarstrom.

Marianne Strengell married fellow Cranbrook artist Charles Yerkes Dusenbury in 1940. They had two children but divorced in 1949. Later, she married architect Olav Hammarstorm.
Related Materials:
Additional papers are held at the Cranbrook Archives, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Provenance:
Along with her husband Olav Hammarstrom, Marianne Strengell donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1982-1983 and 1989.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
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Occupation:
Fiber artists -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Weavers -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Educators -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Finnish Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Citation:
Marianne Strengell papers, 1904-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stremari
See more items in:
Marianne Strengell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stremari

This is the day

Interviewee:
Gibson, Jeffrey 1972- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2013019058  Search this
Interviewer:
Adler, Tracy L. http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr95040807 http://viaf.org/viaf/71284536  Search this
Author:
Sims, Lowery Stokes http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84228840 http://viaf.org/viaf/7447134  Search this
Panetta, Jane http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2011115372 http://viaf.org/viaf/173416627  Search this
Host institution:
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2015161236 http://viaf.org/viaf/158145003292461300032  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Jeffrey 1972-  Search this
Gibson, Jeffrey 1972-  Search this
Physical description:
214 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 36 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Exhibition catalogs
Essays
Illustrated works
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
21st century
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Fashion and art  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Pottery, American  Search this
Indian artists  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Call number:
N6537.G444 A4 2018
N40.1.G4483 R98 2018 folio
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107735

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