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James Melchert papers, 1950-2021

Creator:
Melchert, Jim, 1930-  Search this
Melchert, Jim, 1930-  Search this
Subject:
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11162
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249245
AAA_collcode_melcjim
Theme:
Craft
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_249245

James Melchert papers

Creator:
Melchert, Jim, 1930-  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Extent:
10 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1950-2021
Scope and Contents:
The papers of ceramicist, educator, and art administrator James Melchert, measure 10.0 linear feet and date from 1950-2021. Included are biographical information, writings, personal and professional correspondence, photographs and slides of Melchert and works of art, interview transcripts, exhibiton and performance files, commission files, files regarding residencies, project files, printed material, and sketches. A portion of the collection is in electronic format on two USB flash frives.
Biographical / Historical:
James (Jim) Melchert (1930- ) is a ceramicist, educator and art administrator in Oakland, California.
Provenance:
Donated 2004 and 2019-2021 by James Melchert as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Restrictions:
This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- California -- Oakland  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.melcjim
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-melcjim

Billy Al Bengston papers, circa 1940s-1989, bulk 1960-1988

Creator:
Bengston, Billy Al, 1934-  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al, 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Plagens, Peter  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Chamberlain, John  Search this
Goode, Joe  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Alexander, Peter  Search this
Altoon, John  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
James Corcoran Gallery  Search this
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Photographs
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10220
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213296
AAA_collcode_bengbill
Theme:
Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213296
Online Media:

Interview with Otto and Gertrud Natzler

Creator:
Natzler, Otto, 1908-2007  Search this
Saltman, Molly, 1915-2010  Search this
Natzler, Otto, 1908-2007  Search this
Subject:
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
KPAL (Radio station : Palm Springs, California)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1966-1967
Topic:
Ceramicists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20878
See more items in:
Molly Saltman "Art and Artists" interviews, 1966-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20878

Beatrice Wood being interviewed by Paul Karlstrom

Photographer:
Singh, R.P.  Search this
Singh, R.P.  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Ojai, Calif.
Date:
1993 Mar. 2
Topic:
Ceramicists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6832
See more items in:
[Photographs of California artists], 1976-1993
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6832
Online Media:

Beatrice Wood

Photographer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Ojai, Calif.
Date:
1992 Mar. 2
Topic:
Ceramicists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6833
See more items in:
[Photographs of California artists], 1976-1993
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6833
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Otto Natzler, 1980 July 7-14

Interviewee:
Natzler, Otto, 1908-2007  Search this
Natzler, Otto, 1908-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13239
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212071
AAA_collcode_natzle80
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212071

Oral history interview with Marguerite Wildenhain, 1982 March 14

Interviewee:
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Wildenhain, Marguerite Friedlaender, 1896-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Bray, Hazel V.  Search this
Subject:
Krehan, Max  Search this
Marcks, Gerhard  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12152
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212301
AAA_collcode_wilden82
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212301

Oral history interview with Otto and Vivika Heino, 1981 Mar. 4

Interviewee:
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Heino, Otto, 1915-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Levin, Elaine  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramics -- California  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13053
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212337
AAA_collcode_heino81
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212337
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Beatrice Wood, 1976 August 26

Interviewee:
Wood, Beatrice, 1893-1998  Search this
Wood, Beatrice, 1893-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Pottery -- California  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12423
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213209
AAA_collcode_wood76
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213209

Oral history interview with Beatrice Wood, 1992 March 2

Interviewee:
Wood, Beatrice, 1893-1998  Search this
Wood, Beatrice, 1893-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Natzler, Otto  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11853
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214601
AAA_collcode_wood92
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214601
Online Media:

Oral history interview with James Melchert, 1991 Apr. 4-5

Interviewee:
Melchert, Jim, 1930-  Search this
Melchert, Jim, 1930-  Search this
Interviewer:
Jones, Mady  Search this
Subject:
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Arts administrators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13062
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215586
AAA_collcode_melche91
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215586

Oral history interview with Richard Shaw [videorecording], 1998 April 3 and 6

Interviewee:
Shaw, Richard Blake, 1941 Sept. 12-  Search this
Shaw, Richard Blake, 1941 Sept. 12-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Braunstein, Ruth  Search this
Chanco, Pauletta  Search this
Hudson, Robert  Search this
Melchert, Jim  Search this
Braunstein/Quay Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Topic:
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13046
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216429
AAA_collcode_shaw98
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216429

Oral history interview with Harrison McIntosh, 1999 Feb. 24-Mar. 4

Interviewee:
McIntosh, Harrison, 1914-  Search this
McIntosh, Harrison, 1914-  Search this
Interviewer:
McNaughton, Mary  Search this
Subject:
Scripps College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Pottery -- Technique  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11879
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216577
AAA_collcode_mcinto99
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216577
Online Media:

Oral history interview with James Melchert, 2002 September 18-October 19

Interviewee:
Melchert, Jim, 1930-  Search this
Melchert, Jim, 1930-  Search this
Interviewer:
Pritikin, Renny  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramicists -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11926
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237982
AAA_collcode_melche02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237982
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marilyn Levine, 2002 May 15

Interviewee:
Levine, Marilyn A., 1935-2005  Search this
Levine, Marilyn A., 1935-2005  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Melchert, Jim  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramicists -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12144
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237984
AAA_collcode_levine02
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237984
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Paul Soldner, 2003 April 27-28

Interviewee:
Soldner, Paul Edmund, 1921-2011  Search this
Soldner, Paul Edmund, 1921-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Pottery -- Technique  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Pottery -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12457
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)242172
AAA_collcode_soldne03
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_242172
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ron Nagle, 2003 July 8-9

Interviewee:
Nagle, Ron, 1939-  Search this
Nagle, Ron, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berkson, Bill, 1939-2016  Search this
Subject:
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
San Francisco State University  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13019
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)242177
AAA_collcode_nagle03
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_242177
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Susan Peterson, 2004 March 1

Interviewee:
Peterson, Susan Harnley, 1925-2009  Search this
Peterson, Susan Harnley, 1925-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramicists -- Arizona -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12242
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247188
AAA_collcode_peters04
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247188
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tony Natsoulas, 2004 August 9-11

Interviewee:
Natsoulas, Tony, 1959-  Search this
Natsoulas, Tony, 1959-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Penland School of Handicrafts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Ceramicists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Art commissions  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Art -- Periodicals  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12133
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249008
AAA_collcode_natsou04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_249008
Online Media:

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