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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005, bulk 1974-1987

Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Subject:
Laky, Gyöngy  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005, bulk 1974-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Fiber artists -- California  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art organizations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13453
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)260407
AAA_collcode_fibecenf
Theme:
Craft
Art Gallery Records
Art organizations
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_260407
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Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012

Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Subject:
Allrich Gallery  Search this
B.Z. Wagman Gallery (St. Louis, Missouri)  Search this
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17335
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)379923
AAA_collcode_cooklia
Theme:
Craft
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_379923
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Oral history interview with Katherine Westphal, 2002 September 3-7

Interviewee:
Westphal, Katherine, 1919-  Search this
Interviewer:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Subject:
Farago, Daphne  Search this
Hickman, Pat (Patricia Lynette)  Search this
Karoly, Frederic  Search this
Laky, Gyöngy  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Lynn, Greg  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
University of California, Davis  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Katherine Westphal, 2002 September 3-7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Fiber artists -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11788
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)238673
AAA_collcode_westph02
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_238673

Oral history interview with Katherine Westphal

Interviewee:
Westphal, Katherine  Search this
Interviewer:
Austin, Carole  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
University of California, Davis -- Faculty  Search this
Farago, Daphne  Search this
Hickman, Pat (Patricia Lynette), 1941-  Search this
Karoly, Frederic, 1898-1987  Search this
Laky, Gyöngy, 1944-  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Lynn, Greg  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Extent:
58 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
2002 September 3-7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Katherine Westphal conducted 2002 September 3-7, by Carole Austin, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
This interview took place in Berkeley, California. Westphal speaks of drawing every day; her rewarding education experience teaching at University of California, Davis' Applied Behavioral Sciences Department; her college encounters; the World Crafts Conference in Vienna in 1980; the significance of her travels in her artwork, including trips to Egypt, Hawaii, Wyoming, and Indonesia among others; her fascination with different types of art; the non-functional aspect of her artwork; the lack of necessity to sell artwork due to her job teaching, and the personal nature of her work not driven by a "craft market"; working for the textile industry; working with agent Frederick Karoly in New York; the considerable collection Daphne Farago has made of both Katherine's and her husband, Ed Rossbach's, artwork; her working environment; her storage condo; her most precious possession, her dogs; remodeling her Berkeley home and installing a glass elevator; the artist community at UC Davis and Fiberworks before it became a school; people she took workshops with at Fiberworks; a chronology of her work from the 1960s to present day; her and Ed's retirement in 1979 and their subsequent trip to Bali; her relationship with the home health care industry when Ed became sick; her development of baskets; her love of color; her artist in residency at Rhode Island School of Design in 1980, learning to work on the Jacquard loom; her very personal collection of postcards, which she created while on trips; her dog stories; several of the shows she has been in, including "Objects: USA" and "American Crafts at the Vatican"; the commission she completed for a hotel in Tokyo; and her copy machines and the various technological advances made during her career. Westphal also recalls Gyöngy Laky, Chere Lai Mah, Pat Hickman, Greg Lynn, Helen and Tio Giambruni, Jack Lenor Larsen and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Katherine Westphal (1919- ) is a fiber artist in Berkeley, California. Carole Austin is an interviewer, curator, and writer in Orinda, 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:
Use requires an appointment.
Access is to transcript only.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Fiber artists -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.westph02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90eb7eed0-7263-4e68-a8f7-8c1b28986497
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-westph02

Official Book of Minutes - Fiberworks Center for the Textile Arts

Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Subject:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1974 - 1978
Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts. Official Book of Minutes - Fiberworks Center for the Textile Arts, 1974 - 1978. Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7934
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005, bulk 1974-1987
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7934
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts

Collection Creator:
Akers, Adela, 1933-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1981
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Adela Akers papers, 1960-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Adela Akers papers
Adela Akers papers / Series 3: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94593582e-ce2f-4e05-9e42-d2c3abce7413
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-akeradel-ref33

Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lia Cook papers
Lia Cook papers / Series 4: Gallery and Exhibition Files / 4.1: Gallery Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d382ffee-51ca-418f-a82c-b1aab07ae5a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cooklia-ref135

Gallery and Exhibition Files

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet (Box 2-5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1997
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of Cook's papers consist of files relating her exhibition schedule through the 1970s and 1990s. Found are resumes, loan agreements, correspondence, printed materials, scattered photographs, slide lists and price or sales lists. Significant material is found for Cook's affiliation with the Allrich Gallery, B.Z. Wagman Gallery, and Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts. Major exhibitions include Cook's annual participation at the Lausanne Biennale, Painted Weavings by Lia Cook and Neda Al Hilali (1980) at Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and California College of Arts and Crafts faculty art shows, among many others.
Arrangement:
Gallery files are arranged in alphabetical order while exhibition files are arranged in chronological order. Original folder titles were maintained in this series, however, at times they have been edited for clarity. This series is arranged as two subseries.

4.1: Gallery Files

4.2: Exhibition Files
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cooklia, Series 4
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Lia Cook papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw942506343-dbb6-466e-9243-4c8d93ab65dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cooklia-ref110

Lia Cook papers

Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Names:
Allrich Gallery  Search this
B.Z. Wagman Gallery (St. Louis, Missouri)  Search this
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Extent:
5.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1968-2012
Summary:
The papers of fiber artist and painter Lia Cook measure 5.9 linear feet and date from 1968 to 2012. Cook's career and exhibition activities are documented through biographical material, correspondence, professional files, gallery and exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of fiber artist and painter Lia Cook measure 5.9 linear feet and date from 1968 to 2012. Cook's career and exhibition activities are documented through biographical material, correspondence, professional files, gallery and exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and artwork.

The bulk of Cook's papers consist of gallery and exhibition files describing her active participation in exhibiting her works throughout the United States and around the world, and her affiliation with the Allrich Gallery, B.Z. Wagman Gallery, and Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts. Professional files contain material relating to conferences and symposiums, written articles, and the sourcing of jacquard looms and other equipment.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1968-2012 (Box 1; 0.1 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1974-1992 (Box 1; 0.1 folders)

Series 3: Professional Files, 1970s-1995 (Box 1-2; 1 linear foot)

Series 4: Gallery and Exhibition Files, 1974-1997 (Box 2-5; 3.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1970s-2012 (Box 5; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1970s-1980s (Box 6-7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1970s-2000s (Box 6-7; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Lia Cook (1942- ) is a fiber artist and painter in Berkeley, California. She is noted for her use of an electronic jacquard loom.

Born in Ventura, California, Lia Cook attended the University of California, Berkeley where she studied political science, painting, and ceramics. She studied under fiber artist Ed Rossbach. She completed a fellowship with the National Endowment for the Arts in the 1970s.

Lia Cook combines fiber art with technology and photography. Her works are found in the collections of museums around the United States and Europe.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an interview of Lia Cook conducted 2006 August 22-29, by Suzanne Baizerman, for the Archives' Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Provenance:
The Lia Cook papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Lia Cook in 2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Painters -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cooklia
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Lia Cook papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96734ead2-ebfe-4eab-89d9-de7def178561
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cooklia

Fiberworks Events and Community

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-1980s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records / Series 4: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw961a76d80-11c4-4ea9-a978-24b4511f0cde
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref25

Slide Library: Exhibitions

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16-18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980-1987
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records / Series 4: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d13be904-298e-422d-a76e-c64755d9ee6f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref27

Austin, Carole, "Context, Concept, Process"

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 4, Item 2
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000857082]
Sound cassettes
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records / Series 2: Symposiums, Lectures, and Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a99c8e34-a32b-459e-baa8-eba5377ea24a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref30

Historical, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1985
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records / Series 1: Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw907ffaaac-a2d4-4936-bb61-6be68d6a96b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref6

Slide Packet Series: "Wax Resist," by Tina Martin

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92e85eb0b-972a-4d16-a916-3de5a6a94959
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref19

Board of Trustees, Minutes

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1987
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records / Series 1: Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90c304143-9bb3-4ca8-8bb7-37244a2d4125
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref4

Westphal, Katherine, "Tiger Balm Garden Etc."

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 4, Item 17
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000857082]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1989 January 7
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records / Series 2: Symposiums, Lectures, and Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90b1c4db5-2f43-4c1f-bde3-c51bc39ae49f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref47

Symposiums, Lectures, and Interviews

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet (Boxes 1, 4-5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1989
Scope and Contents:
This series includes papers, slides, photographs, and a videocassette from a 1978 Fiberworks "Symposium on Contemporary Art," as well as audio recordings of lectures, interviews, and a panel discussion.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fibecenf, Series 2
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bcf2fbbb-3671-4c94-8a02-e66754db760c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref7

Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records

Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Names:
Laky, Gyöngy, 1944-  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1973-2005
bulk 1974-1987
Summary:
The Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1973-2005, with the bulk of the records dating from 1974-1987. The collection documents the textile arts school, gallery, and studio through administrative records, photographs, printed matter, and audiovisual material. Records include meeting minutes; photographs of artwork, events, and the Fiberworks community; brochures, announcements, newsletters, and clippings; and sound and video recordings from symposiums, lectures, and interviews.
Scope and Contents:
The Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1973-2005, with the bulk of the records dating from 1974-1987. The collection documents the textile arts school, gallery, and studio through administrative records, photographs, printed matter, and audiovisual material. Records include meeting minutes; photographs of artwork, events, and the Fiberworks community; brochures, announcements, newsletters, and clippings; and sound and video recordings from symposiums, lectures, and interviews.

Administrative records include meeting minutes from the board of trustees and advisory committee as well as an exhibition file. Printed material includes exhibition announcements, posters, and catalogs; event posters and schedules; Fiberworks course catalogs and brochures; publications; and clippings. Photographs and slides depict artwork, exhibition installations, and events. Also included is a series composed of papers, photographs, video, and sound recordings from Fiberworks symposiums as well as recordings of interviews and lectures hosted by the organization.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1974-1987

Series 2: Symposiums, Lectures, and Interviews, circa 1978-1989

Series 3: Printed Material, 1973-2005, bulk 1974-1987

Series 4: Photographs, 1974-1987
Biographical / Historical:
Fiberworks Center for the Textile Arts was a textile arts school in Berkley, California, established in 1973 by artist Gyöngy Laky. Fiberworks operated a studio, a gallery, and a school until 1987.

Fiberworks held exhibitions and symposiums, housed resident-artists, and organized workshops, adult education classes, and trips all over the world for interested textile artists. Additionally, Fiberworks partnered first with Lone Mountain College in San Francisco, California, and then with John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California, to provide an M.F.A. degree.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Gyongy Laky, founder of Fiberworks, in 2006.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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.
Topic:
Fiber artists -- California  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- California
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fibecenf
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Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw938c118e4-851e-4b4f-876b-fad66c330a2c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fibecenf

Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Boxes 1-2, BV 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-2005
bulk 1974-1987
Scope and Contents:
Printed material includes exhibition announcements, catalogs, and posters; event posters and schedules; travel brochures; workshop and course catalogs and listings; clippings; Fiberworks published booklets; and a bound volume used for public relations.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fibecenf, Series 3
See more items in:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw967e1482c-c39c-483b-9b8c-e2c55bea1845
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref10

Course Brochures

Collection Creator:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1980s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records, 1973-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts records / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922e74129-6108-4a35-85a9-c98aa56f57b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fibecenf-ref11

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