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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:

Fleeing from the Führer : a postal history of refugees from the Nazis / Charmian Brinson & William Kaczynski ; [Foreword by David Beech]

Author:
Brinson, Charmian  Search this
Kaczynski, William  Search this
Physical description:
191 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2011
Topic:
Jewish refugees--Correspondence  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Correspondence  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1109221

Varian Fry et les candidats à l'exil : Marseille, 1940-1941 : Arp, Bellmer, Brauner, Breton, Bryen, Chagall, Delanglade, Dominguez, Duchamp, Ernst, Frances, Gomès, Hérold, Lam, Lamba, Lipchitz, Magnelli, Masson, Matta, Springer, Wols : Galerie d'art du Conseil général des Bouches-du-Rhône, Aix-en-Provence, 12 janvier-11 avril 1999

Title:
"Sur les quais"
Author:
Bouches-du-Rhône (France) Conseil général Espace 13  Search this
Subject:
Fry, Varian Relations with artists  Search this
Physical description:
59, [52] p. : col. ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
20th century
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_619428

Refugees 1960; a report in words and drawings by Kaye Webb and Ronald Searle

Author:
Webb, Kaye  Search this
Subject:
Searle, Ronald 1920-  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Topic:
Political refugees  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.S45x W36 1960
N40.1.S45xW36 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_422212

Prisoners of war and internees in the Pacific theatre of World War II : postal history / H.F. Stich and W. Stich

Author:
Stich, H. F (Hans F.) 1927-  Search this
Stich, W (Waltraud) 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 209 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
World War, 1939-1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Postal service  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
Postmarks  Search this
Call number:
D800 .S78p 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_462429

Prisoners of war, internees and refugees in the European theatre of World War II : postal history / H.F. Stich and W. Stich

Author:
Stich, H. F (Hans F.) 1927-  Search this
Stich, W (Waltraud) 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
162 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Postal service  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_463592

Marseille, New York : une liaison surréaliste / Bernard Noël ; traduction anglaise, Jeffrey Arsham = Marseille, New York : a surrealist liaison / Bernard Noël ; English translation, Jeffrey Arsham

Author:
Noël, Bernard 1930-  Search this
Physical description:
142 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Art and the war
Place:
France
Marseille
New York (State)
New York
Marseille (France)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
Intellectuals  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Call number:
N6494.S8 N76 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_305601

Special report of Civilian Defense Division field team no. 82 covering the organization, administration, and operation of reception areas in Bavaria, Germany : dates of survey: 28 June 1945-11 July 1945

Author:
United States Strategic Bombing Survey Civilian Defense Division  Search this
Physical description:
9, [3] leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Bavaria
Date:
1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
Call number:
D809.G3 U58 1945
D809.G3U58 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_335588

Populations adrift / Federal Security Agency, Paul V. McNutt, administrator. U. S. Office of Education, John W. Studebaker, commissioner

Author:
Lasker, Bruno 1880-1965  Search this
Physical description:
v, 30 p. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1941
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
Population  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Education and the war  Search this
Call number:
D808 .L34 1941
D808.L34 1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390767

Geflohen und vertrieben : Augenzeugen berichten : nach der Fernseh-Dokumentation Flucht und Vertreibung von Eva Berthold und Jost von Morr / herausgegeben von Rudolf Mühlfenzl ; unter Mitarbeit von Fritz Peter Habel ... [et al.]

Author:
Mühlfenzl, Rudolf  Search this
Habel, Fritz Peter 1931-  Search this
Physical description:
271 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, German
Place:
Europe, Eastern
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Refugees--Biography  Search this
Germans--Biography  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
D809.E852G43 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_285878

German boy : a child in war / Wolfgang W.E. Samuel ; with a foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose

Author:
Samuel, Wolfgang W. E  Search this
Samuel, Wolfgang W. E Coming to Colorado  Search this
Subject:
Samuel, Wolfgang W. E Childhood and youth  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 424 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, German
Biography
Place:
Germany
Date:
2001
2000
1945-1955
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Children  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1014905

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