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Oral history interviews with North Carolina glass artists, 1995

Creator:
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-  Search this
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Beck, Rick  Search this
Beck, Valerie  Search this
Bernstein, William  Search this
Johnson, Gilbert C.  Search this
Levin, Robert  Search this
Littleton, John  Search this
Nielander, Joe  Search this
Nygren, John Fergus  Search this
Nygren, Sharon  Search this
Vogel, Kate  Search this
Topic:
Glass art -- North Carolina  Search this
Glass artists -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12550
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216311
AAA_collcode_dougla95
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216311

Oral history interviews with North Carolina glass artists

Interviewer:
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-  Search this
Interviewee:
Beck, Rick  Search this
Beck, Valerie  Search this
Bernstein, William, 1945-  Search this
Johnson, Gilbert C.  Search this
Levin, Robert, 1948-  Search this
Littleton, John  Search this
Nielander, Joe  Search this
Nygren, John Fergus, 1940-  Search this
Nygren, Sharon  Search this
Vogel, Kate  Search this
Extent:
7 Sound cassettes (Sound recordings)
42 Pages (Transcripts)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Date:
1995
Scope and Contents:
Tapes and transcripts of interviews with North Carolina glass artists conducted by Mary Douglas as part of her research for a paper, "Rural Esthetics in the North Carolina Glass Community," delivered at the 1995 Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference in Asheville, N.C. Interviewees include: Rick and Valerie Beck, William Bernstein, Gilbert C. Johnson, Rob Levin, Joe Nielander, John and Sharon Nygren, and Kate Vogel and John Littleton.
Topics covered include "craft culture': whether there is a rural esthetic in North Carolina glass; the idea of community around Penland School and the surrounding region of the Southern Highlands; the significance of the region's craft history on contemporary glass artists; and the distinctive qualities of North Carolina glass.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian; Statesville, N.C.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Mary Douglas. The paper for which these interviews was conducted was subsequently published in the Glass Art Society Journal (1995, p. 34-41). Each of the artists interviewed agreed to donate their interviews to the Archives, with the exception of Harvey K. Littleton.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- North Carolina -- Statesville  Search this
Topic:
Glass art -- North Carolina  Search this
Glass artists -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dougla95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dougla95

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