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Oral history interview with Moira Roth, 2011 April 22-24

Interviewee:
Roth, Moira, 1933-2021  Search this
Roth, Moira, 1933-2021  Search this
Interviewer:
Heinemann, Sue  Search this
Subject:
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca  Search this
Bernardi, Claudia  Search this
Chadwick, Whitney  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Jacob, Mary Jane  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Lacy, Suzanne  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Machida, Margo  Search this
Nochlin, Linda  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam  Search this
Selz, Peter Howard  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
London School of Economics and Political Science  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
University of Vienna  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Cornwall (England : County) -- Description and travel
Europe -- description and travel
Topic:
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Asian American women  Search this
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940  Search this
Experimental theater  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Nō  Search this
Sociology -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15938
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)300234
AAA_collcode_roth11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_300234

Oral history interview with Moira Roth

Interviewee:
Roth, Moira  Search this
Interviewer:
Heinemann, Sue  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
London School of Economics and Political Science -- Students  Search this
University of California, Berkeley -- Students  Search this
University of Vienna -- Students  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca  Search this
Bernardi, Claudia  Search this
Chadwick, Whitney  Search this
Chicago, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Jacob, Mary Jane  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Lacy, Suzanne  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Machida, Margo  Search this
Nochlin, Linda  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam, 1923-2015  Search this
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-2019  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (Sound recording, master: 5 memory cards (6 hr., 9 min.), secure digital, 1.25 in)
81 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Cornwall (England : County) -- Description and Travel
Europe -- description and travel
Date:
2011 April 22-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Moira Roth conducted 2011 April 22- 24, by Sue Heinemann, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History Project, at Roth's home, in Berkeley, California.
Roth discusses her childhood and family background; her "unconventional" mother attending the London School of Economics; her "romantic childhood" growing up in Cornwall, England; her family's move to Letchworth for her to attend St. Christopher, a Montessori school; taking in evacuees from London during the Battle of Britain in 1940; childhood colored with European culture, Jewish culture, and music; at 17 moving from England to Washington, D.C., to live with her Irish father who was working for the International Monetary Fund; her early "passion for travelling"; moving to New York City in 1952; meeting John Cage; her autobiographical writings; travels in Europe; studies at the University of Vienna and the London School of Economics; deciding to be a psychiatric social worker; majoring in sociology with a minor in art history; attending graduate school in art history; her interest in Duchamp; doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley; interviewing artists; her marriage to Bill Roth; teaching; early publications; performances at the Woman's Building in the late 1970s; editing the book "The Amazing Decade: Women & Performance Art in America, 1970-1980" (1983); traveling with Faith Ringgold; friendships with Linda Nochlin, May Stevens, Lucy Lippard and others; experimental theater; her interest in Noh theater; the Women's Caucus for Art at CAA; The Poor Farm contemporary art space; living in the Bay Area; "rethinking feminism in terms of Asian-American Women"; globalism; the fictional character she created, Rachel Marker; and other topics. She recalls Joyce Kozloff, Miriam Schapiro, Judy Chicago, Judy Baca, Claudia Bernardi, Eleanor Antin, Margo Machida, Mary Jane Jacob, Annika Marie, Whitney Chadwick, Suzanne Lacy, Allan Kaprow, Peter Selz, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Moira Roth (1933- ) is an art historian and writer in Berkeley, 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art historians -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Authors -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Topic:
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Asian American women  Search this
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940  Search this
Experimental theater  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Nō  Search this
Sociology -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.roth11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-roth11
Online Media:

Bundles For Britain

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
blue; grey (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
Folder
Date made:
1940
Subject:
Homefront, World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.068
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.068
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b2f7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290152

Urgent Memo July 16, 1941

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
Pamohlet
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Homefront, World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.069
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.069
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b303-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290153

Urgent Memo Plans For Winter 1941-42

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
Pamphlet
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Homefront, World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.070
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.070
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b304-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290154

Bundles for Britain Sewing Rooms General Directions

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
Pamphlet
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Homefront, World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.071
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.071
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-be23-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290155

An Appeal To The Heart of America

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 4 in; 22.86 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Brochure
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Homefront, World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.082
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.082
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-99e6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290213

Keep The Kitchens Rolling

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white; purple (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 5 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
Brochure
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Homefront, World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.083
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.083
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-99e8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290215

The War On Children

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white; black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
Brochure
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Homefront, World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.088
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.088
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9ea3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290220

Britain Speaks

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
black; white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 4 in; 22.86 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Brochure
Date made:
1940
Subject:
Homefront, World War II  Search this
Radio broadcasts  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.096
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.096
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-aeb7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290515

Organized Labor's Stake in the War

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 4 in; 22.86 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Brochure
Date made:
1940
Subject:
Homefront, World War II  Search this
Labor Unions  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.101
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.101
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-af92-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290522

Wanted Urgently...For the Defense of British Civilians

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
Leaflet
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Foreign Policy  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.131
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.131
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-bb34-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1291775

"Thumbs Up" The British War Relief Society

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
blue; white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
Leaflet
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Foreign Policy  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.138
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.138
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-afd5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1291785

There'll Always Be an England

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
red; blue; white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 7/8 in; x 2.2225 cm
Object Name:
Button
Date made:
1939-1941 ca
Subject:
Union Jack  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
World War II  Search this
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
2003.0317.416
Catalog number:
2003.0317
Accession number:
2003.0317
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-869c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1274395

The 1939-1945 Star

Physical Description:
metal, bronze (overall material)
Object Name:
Badge
Associated date:
1939 09 03 - 1945 09 02
Related event:
Battle of Britain  Search this
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN85091M41
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-5239-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_974601

Battle of Britain

Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
medal: 4.45 cm; x 1 3/4 in
Object Name:
medal
Other Terms:
medal; Commemorative
Place made:
United States
Associated place:
United Kingdom
Date made:
1968
Associated date:
1968
Related event:
Battle of Britain  Search this
Credit Line:
Britannia Commemorative Society
ID Number:
NU.68.99.1
Catalog number:
68.99.1
Accession number:
279160
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-0b9e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_961954

King George VI medal, World War II series, United States

Issuing authority:
Presidential Art Medals, Inc.  Search this
Associated person:
George VI King of the United Kingdom  Search this
Maker:
Medallic Art Company Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
medal: 4.4 cm; x 1 3/4 in
Object Name:
medal
Place made:
United States
Associated place:
United States
Related event:
Battle of Britain  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Presidential Art Medals, Inc.
ID Number:
NU.66.30241
Catalog number:
66.30241
Accession number:
270430
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-1533-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_961918

Stuka attack! : the dive-bombing assault on England during the Battle of Britain / Andy Saunders

Author:
Saunders, Andy (Aviation historian)  Search this
Physical description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2013
Topic:
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940  Search this
Stuka (Dive bomber)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082500

The sky suspended / Drew Middleton

Author:
Middleton, Drew 1913-1990  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
1961, c1960
Topic:
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940  Search this
Call number:
D787 .M5 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821903

The Battle of Britain / Richard Townshend Bickers ; foreword by Sir Dennis Crowley-Milling

Author:
Bickers, Richard Townshend 1917-  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1997
Topic:
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Call number:
D756.5.B7 B38 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_837141

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