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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012

Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Subject:
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Kovatch, Ron  Search this
Graham, Bill  Search this
Fasanella, Ralph  Search this
Bean, Bennett  Search this
Moran, Mike  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Transparencies
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Visitors' books
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16184
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)367139
AAA_collcode_musecraf
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_367139
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records

Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Names:
Bean, Bennett, 1941-  Search this
Fasanella, Ralph  Search this
Graham, Bill, 1931-  Search this
Kovatch, Ron  Search this
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Moran, Mike, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
28.9 Linear feet
12.48 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Transparencies
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Visitors' books
Date:
1970-2012
Summary:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 28.9 linear feet and 12.48 GB and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 28.9 linear feet and 12.48 GB and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.

Administration records include museum bylaws, lists of early exhibitions, education program evaluations, documents related to public programs, and printed materials.

Exhibition files comprise the largest group of materials in the collection. Notable exhibitions documented include Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988), MetalSpeaks: The Unexpected (1997), and Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter (2009). There are also video recordings and born digital content scattered throughout the series. Though most of the material is related to the MOCFA exhibitions, there are a few files on exhibitions at other galleries and museums. The exhibition files contain a wide variety of correspondence, art inventories, price lists, printed and digital materials, guest registers, photographic materials, and video recordings, electronic discs, videodiscs, and floppy discs. Artists' files are found for a handful of artists, including Bennett Bean, Ralph Fasanella, Bill Graham, Ron Kovatch, Mike Moran, and Salvador V. Ricalde. The files contain primarily video recordings of artist performances and interviews, but also include resumes and inquiries.

Museum of Craft and Folk Art publications consist of exhibition catalogs, newsletters, reports, and announcements. There are several video recordings of events, such as fashion shows, that were held at the museum.

Printed materials and commercial video recordings include an oversize scrapbook, binders of exhibition press clippings, and folders of clippings on various topics, as well as documentaries and news coverage of the museum.

Photographic materials consist of slides, negatives, photographs, transparencies, and a photo album. The images are of artwork, exhibition installations, events, artists, and museum offices and staff.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Administration Records, circa 1988-circa 2010 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, 0.004 GB; ER01-ER02)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1976-2012 (22.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-24, 12.14 GB; ER03-ER50)

Series 3: Artists' Files and Video Recordings, 1983-2007 (0.6 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 4: Museum of Craft and Folk Art Publications, 1977-2012 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 24-25, OV 31-32, 0.003 GB; ER51)

Series 5: Printed Materials and Commercial Video Recordings, 1983-2007 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 26-28, OV 33-35, 0.050 GB; ER52)

Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1970-2011 (2 linear feet; Boxes 28-30, 0.282 GB; ER53)
Biographical / Historical:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art was established in San Francisco, California by painter and sculptor Gertrud Parker in 1982. The museum was originally located in a house on Balboa Street and then moved to the Fort Mason Center where it operated for over twenty years before relocating to Yerba Buena Lane in 2006.

Notable exhibitions organized or held at the museum include Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin (1987), Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988) which was a traveling exhibition, Folk Art of the Soviet Union (1990), MetalSpeaks: The Unexpected (1997), Emblems of Passage: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (2002), The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts From the Japanese Internment Camp 1942-1946 (2006), and Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter (2009). The museum also worked with artists on commission and regularly offered public programs, workshops, and educational outreach events for visitors of all ages. They also partnered with the website Etsy on a popular monthly "Craft Bar" series where people could gather, socialize, and create something handmade.

The Museum of Craft and Folk Art closed in December of 2012. The final exhibition was Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers.
Provenance:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records were donated by Jennifer McCabe, former executive director of the museum, in 2014.
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 archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records 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.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- California -- San Francisco
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Transparencies
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Visitors' books
Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.musecraf
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
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Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Carolyn Mazloomi, 2002 September 17-30

Interviewee:
Mazloomi, Carolyn, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cubbs, Joanne  Search this
Subject:
Adkins, Minnie  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Cargo, Robert T.  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Freeman, Roland L.  Search this
Hill, Lauryn  Search this
Johnson, Nkosi  Search this
Miller, Edjohnetta  Search this
Sisto, Penny  Search this
Wilson, Marie  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Women of Colour Quilters Network  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Baltimore album quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11504
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)240143
AAA_collcode_mazloo02
Theme:
African American
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_240143
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Carolyn Mazloomi

Interviewee:
Mazloomi, Carolyn  Search this
Interviewer:
Cubbs, Joanne  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Women of Colour Quilters Network  Search this
Adkins, Minnie, 1934-  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Cargo, Robert T.  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Hill, Lauryn  Search this
Johnson, Nkosi, 1989-2001  Search this
Miller, Edjohnetta  Search this
Sisto, Penny  Search this
Wilson, Marie  Search this
Extent:
16 Items (Sound recording: 16 sound files (4 hr., 33 min.), digital, wav)
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 September 17-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carolyn Mazloomi conducted 2002 September 17 and 30, by Joanne Cubbs, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in West Chester, Ohio. Mazloomi speaks of growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a family of self-taught artists; the positive influence of her aunt and teacher Dr. Carter; the generation of African American quilt-makers who followed a gap in quilt-making post-slavery; she describes her previous career as an aeronautical engineer and her transition to quilt-making; how she identifies herself as a craftsperson, not an artist; her experience with Baltimore album and Appalachian quilts; learning to quilt; the Women of Color Quilter's Network and its economic and social development programs; her book, "Spirits of the Cloth"; the positive and negative aspects of travel; the false generalizations of African American quilts in academic circles; the importance of gender, race, and ethnicity in her work; her connection to "praise songs"; she discusses functional vs. nonfunctional quilts; the market for "hand-crafted" quilts; agents and galleries; she describes her working environment; adopting the use of a sewing machine in her work; the importance of community; her technique; her accomplishment of placing African-American quilts in the Renwick Gallery; the influence of magazines, including "Raw Vision;" her aversion to commissions; expanding her use of materials and technology; her exhibitions; her role as an advocate and dealer; finding inspiration in black and white linocuts and her use of color in quilts; and making a connection with her audience. Mazloomi also recalls Marie Wilson, Cuesta Benberry, Edjohnetta Miller, Roland Freeman, Robert Cargo, Martha Connell, Penny Sisto, Minnie Adkins, Nkosi Johnson, and Lauryn Hill.
Biographical / Historical:
Carolyn Mazloomi (1948- ) is a quilt maker from West Chester, Ohio.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 33 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Quiltmakers -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Baltimore album quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mazloo02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mazloo02

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:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American quilts  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  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
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peggie L. Hartwell

Interviewee:
Hartwell, Peggie L., 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Malarcher, Patricia  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
80 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 June 3 and July 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peggie Hartwell conducted 2002 June 3-July 10, by Patricia Malarcher, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in the artist's apartment, on Central Park West, New York, N.Y.
Hartwell speaks of growing up on a farm with her extended family in Springfield, S.C.; female quiltmakers and male storytellers in her family; drawing in sand as a child; her mother's move to Brooklyn; joining her mother and father in New York; growing up in Brooklyn; her awareness of the many cultures in New York and being surrounded by art, including her mother's crocheting and her father's a cappella group; taking tap dancing lessons; experimenting with art in public school; working at various factory jobs after high school until "reconnecting" with art; studying with dancer Syvilla Fort at the Katherine Dunham School of Dance in New York; Fort encouraging her to draw on the studio walls and sew costumes; touring internationally with the theater group Harlem Rhythm USA from 1965 to 1972; her return to the U.S. and receiving a theater degree at Queens College; working at an insurance company to support her art; exhibiting her black and white, pen-and-ink drawings; the narratives and "oral histories" in her quilts; the meaning of various fabrics and colors; participating in "quilting communities" such as the Women of Color Quilters Network, Empire Quilters, and the American Quilter's Society; her lectures, workshops, and residencies; working with children;narratives inspired by childhood memories; her move back to South Carolina; themes in her quilts and "quilting styles" (improvisational, traditional, contemporary, and African American); serving on the board of the New York Chapter of the Women of Color Quilters Network; and planning the exhibition "Threads of Faith" for the New York Bible Association. She also comments on John Cage, Cuesta Benberry, Asadata Dafora, Francelise Dawkins, Carolyn Mazloomi, Edjohnetta Miller, Arthur Mitchell, Harriet Powers, Faith Ringgold, Marie Wilson, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Peggie L. Hartwell (1939- ) is a quiltmaker of Summerville, S.C. Patricia Malarcher is a fiber artist.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 50 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Quiltmakers -- South Carolina  Search this
Topic:
African American quilts  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hartwe02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartwe02

Research on African American quilting traditions

Collection Creator:
Fry, Gladys-Marie, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Man made: African-American men and quilting traditions exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions exhibition records
Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions exhibition records / Series 1: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-013-ref5

Always there: the African American presence in American quilts exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Kentucky Quilt Project  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Exhibition catalogs
Brochures
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records
Date:
undated
Summary:
An exhibition on the history of African American quilt-making. The show was organized by the Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky and exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from July 1993 to October 1993. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, photographs, brochures, educational materials, and floor plans.
Restrictions:
Use of materials is restricted. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American quilts  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Quilts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition catalogs
Brochures
Contact sheets
Photographic prints
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Citation:
Always There Exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-014
See more items in:
Always there: the African American presence in American quilts exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-014
Online Media:

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery; African-American Quilting; Generation to Generation

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1994 July 3
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1994 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1994, Item FP-1994-CT-0158
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1994 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1994 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Masters of Traditional Arts: The National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1994-ref779

Jean Robertson interview with Nancy Crow, 1988 Aug. 17

Creator:
Robertson, Jean  Search this
Crow, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Topic:
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Quiltmakers -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Weaving -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13527
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247199
AAA_collcode_robejean
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_247199

Exhibition photography for "Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking," [photographs]

Physical description:
0.5 linear feet (1 document box)
Type:
Photographs
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Date:
Ca. 1991-1992
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
EXH E0000222
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_142872

Asante

Title:
Quilt made by the African American Quilt Circle for Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Created by:
African American Quilt Circle, American, founded 1998  Search this
Medium:
cotton cloth, synthetic fiber cloth, cotton and synthetic blend cloth, batting, thread, and beads
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 74 × 65 × 1/8 in. (188 × 165.1 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
quilts
Place made:
Durham, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2003
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Communities  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number:
2013.215.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cecd7dbe-6b13-47e1-a14d-d5bdb7b12df8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.215.3

Improvision in Contemporary African-American. Quilt making

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-040, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Grant Records
See more items in:
Grant Records
Grant Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-040-refidd1e3493

Cultural Conservation: Traditional Crafts in a Post-Industrial Age

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Second in a series, the 1986 Cultural Conservation program presented a variety of craftspeople who singly and together define what is traditional about their crafts, how these are practiced in our country today, and why they are worth preserving for the future. These crafts, in a sense, record the resonances between a craftsperson's skill and the aesthetics of a particular tradition. Traditional crafts also record the craftsperson's use of the local environment and his or her negotiation with a sometimes changing market. It is these layerings of meaning and tone that define the communal base of folk crafts, and Festival visitors were able to interact directly with the featured craft presenters and to listen in on comparative workshops addressing shared challenges. Craft presentations including African American quilting, Cherokee basket making, Hispanic weavers and woodcarvers, Hmong needle workers, rag rug weavers, southern potters, split-oak basket makers, stone carvers, and Zuni maiden makers and potters.

Marjorie Hunt served as Cultural Conservation Program Curator, and Ann Dancy as Assistant Program Coordinator. An Advisory Board included Charles Briggs, Charley Camp, Henry Glassie, Bess Lomax Hawes, Alan Jabbour, Suzi Jones, Ralph Rinzler, William Sturtevant, Robert Teske, John Vlach.

Cultural Conservation: Traditional Crafts in a Post-Industrial Age was made possible in part by the generous support of the Laborers' International Union of North America and the National Italian-American Foundation, in memory of Andrew E. Bernasconi.
Consultants and fieldworkers:
Consultants

Rayna Green, Robert Hart, Myles Libhart, Leslie Prosterman, Geoff Staman, Nancy Sweezy, Terry Zug

Fieldworkers

Jane Beck, Carole Boughter, Charles Briggs, David Brose, Charley Camp, Doug DeNatale, Roland Freeman, Margaret Hardin, Marjorie Hunt, Geraldine Johnson, Phyllis M. May, Sally Peterson, Jim Ustler
Presenters:
Jane Beck, Charles Briggs, Carole Boughter, David Brose, Olivia Cadaval, Charley Camp, Doug DeNatale, Betty DuPree, Etta Edwards, Gladys-Marie Fry, Rayna Green, Geraldine Johnson, Alice Killackey, Helen Lucero, Phyllis M. May, Sally Peterson, Gregory Sharrow, John Vlach
Participants:
Crafts

Angelo L. Ambrosini, stone carver, Barre, Vermont

Eppie Archuleta, 1922-, Hispanic weaver, Alamosa, Colorado

Dorothy Cole Auman, 1925-1991, Southern potter, Seagrove, North Carolina

Walter S. Auman, 1926-, Southern potter, Seagrove, North Carolina

Mary A. Brenneman, 1918-, rag rug weaver, Accident, Maryland

Yeu Chang, 1929-, Hmong needle worker, Detroit, Michigan

Alex López de Ortiz, Hispanic woodcarver, Cordova, New Mexico

Sabinita López de Ortiz, Hispanic woodcarver, Cordova, New Mexico

Alberta Dewa, 1949-, Olla Maiden, Zuni, New Mexico

Eloise Dickerson, 1938-, Afro-American quilter, Aliceville, Alabama

Tracy Dotson, kiln builder, Mt. Gilead, North Carolina

Louise Goings, 1947-, Cherokee basket maker, Cherokee, North Carolina

Rowena Him, 1959-, Zuni potter, Zuni, New Mexico

Jenny L. Laate, 1933-, Zuni pottery teacher, Zuni, New Mexico

Anna Mae Loar, rag rug weaver, Lonaconing, Maryland

Julia Loar, rag rug weaver, Lonaconing, Maryland

George T. López, Hispanic woodcarver, Cordova, New Mexico

Ricardo T. López, 1902-2001, Hispanic woodcarver, Cordova, New Mexico

Silvianita T. López, 1901-1991, Hispanic woodcarver, Cordova, New Mexico

Agueda Martinez, 1898-2000, Hispanic weaver, Medanales, New Mexico

James W. McCrobie, Sr., 1919-1993, split-oak basket maker, Oakland, Maryland

Vida McCrobie, 1923-, split-oak basket maker, Oakland, Maryland

Mamie McKinstry, 1904-1992, Afro-American quilter, Aliceville, Alabama

Delores Marie Medina, 1966-, Hispanic weaver, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Norma Medina, 1941-, Hispanic weaver, Medanales, New Mexico

Josephine Nahohai, 1911-2006, Zuni potter, Zuni, New Mexico

Milford Nahohai, 1953-, Zuni potter, Zuni, New Mexico

Randy Nahohai, 1957-, Zuni potter, Zuni, New Mexico

Neolia Cole Perkinson, 1927-, Southern potter, Sanford, North Carolina

Anderson Peynetsa, 1964-, Zuni potter, Zuni, New Mexico

Felix Rubio, stone carver, Barre, Vermont

Gary Sassi, stone carver, Barre, Vermont

Gino John Sassi, 1922-1997, stone carver, Barre, Vermont

Mary L. Scarbrough, 1918-2008, Afro-American quilter, Eutaw, Alabama

Thelma Sheche, Olla Maiden, Zuni, New Mexico

Mitchell Shelton, 1951-, Southern potter, Seagrove, North Carolina

Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk, 1944-, Hmong needle worker, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Emma S. Taylor, 1920-2002, Cherokee basket maker, Cherokee, North Carolina

Mai Vong Xiong, 1967-, Hmong needle worker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Xai Kao Xiong, 1912-1994, Hmong elder, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bao Yang, 1930-, Hmong needle worker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1986 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1986, Series 4
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1986 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
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Jean Robertson interview with Nancy Crow

Creator:
Robertson, Jean  Search this
Interviewee:
Crow, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1988 Aug. 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nancy Crow conducted by Jean Robertson, Aug.17, 1988, as a part of Robertson's research for the book, "Nancy Crow: Quilts and Influences" by Nancy Crow and Jean Robertson, Collector Books, Dec. 1989. Crow speaks about her childhood and early artistic aspirations; her dissatisfaction with her first quilts in the early 1970s; traditional quiltmaking; her work in tapestry weaving; meeting Francoise Barnes and Virginia Randles and learning to quilt; the difference between the weaving and quilting process; working in series; her interest in Mexican folk art and African American quilts; living on an isolated farm and drawing inspiration from nature; her use of titles, colors, patterns, scale, and fabrics; the importance of her training in ceramics; and she compares her work to quilts by Michael James.
Biographical / Historical:
Nancy Crow (1943-) is a quiltmaker from Baltimore, Ohio. Interviewer Jean Robertson is an art critic and curator from Indianapolis, Ind.
Provenance:
Donated 2003 by Jean Robertson as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Researchers note: A separate 2002 interview of Crow, also conducted by Robertson and a part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America is also available.
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.
Topic:
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Quiltmakers -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Weaving -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.robejean
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Improvisation in Contemporary African-American Quilt making:

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-051, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs, Grant Records
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Grant Records
Grant Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-051-refidd1e933

African American Quilts, 1991

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-131, National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production, Records
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Records
Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-131-refidd1e1996

Contemporary African-American Quilts, 1989-1991

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-131, National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production, Records
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Records
Records / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-131-refidd1e3327

African American Quilt Making, 1994

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-131, National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production, Records
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Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-131-refidd1e440

Untitled

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Exhibitions Coordinator  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
African-American Quilts
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 449, National Museum of American Art. Exhibitions Coordinator, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0449-refidd1e6306

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