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Oral history interview with Marianne Strengell

Ive:
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Ivr:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Extent:
86 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 January 8-December 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marianne Strengell conducted 1982 January 8-1982 December 16, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Strengell speaks of colleagues and students at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, including Eliel and Loja Saarinen, Charles Eames, Florence Knoll, and Harry Bertoia. She also speaks of her training in hand weaving in Helsinki; her interest in texture and new materials; the rejection of vogue in Scandinavia in the 1930s for folk art motifs; her close association with the Saarinen family at Cranbrook and in Finland; and her work with industry, 1940s-1970s.
Biographical / Historical:
Marianne Strengell (1909-1998) was a weaver, textile designer, and educator.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on-line at the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Weavers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Textile designers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women textile designers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.streng82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97cea013e-276d-4383-b0e0-9a88c1ed6daf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-streng82
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marianne Strengell, 1982 January 8-December 16

Interviewee:
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Knoll, Florence  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Textile designers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women textile designers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12411
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212096
AAA_collcode_streng82
Theme:
Craft
Women
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212096
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from G. E. Miller]

Company Name:
G. E. Miller  Search this
Related companies:
Special Education Materials, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Pamphlet with information and prices for the GE 3471 "Deltoid-Aid" Brand Arm Counterbalance used for physical therapy, the GE 3565 Work Bench, and the GE 3575 Rehabilitation Loom and accessories ; within this pamphlet are two brochures (ca. 1974) for textile literature, materials, and supplies sold through the Lily Mills Co. (Shelby, North Carolina) ; the brochure listing books and publications available through the Lily Mills Co.'s Hand Weaving Department includes author, title, and pricing information for books about "Weaving," "Creative Stitchery and Other Textile Craft Books," and "Macrame"
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Yonkers, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Textiles and textile machinery  Search this
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_36316
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_36316

Contemporary handweaving IV : [exhibition] : University of Nebraska Art Galleries, Oct 8-Nov. 5, 1961 / presented in collaboration with the Lincoln Weavers Guild

Author:
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery  Search this
Lincoln Weavers Guild  Search this
Physical description:
[23] p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 19 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1961
1961?]
Topic:
Hand weaving  Search this
Call number:
TT848 .C76
TT848.C76
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_139179

Little Loomhouse country fair : Contemporary American handwoven textiles, seventh season, 1945-1946 / Lou Tate, director

Title:
Contemporary American handwoven textiles
Author:
Tate, Lou  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1946
Topic:
Hand weaving  Search this
Call number:
TT848 .T21c 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_79096

Contemporary hand weaving III : an exhibition / organized and circulated by the Lincoln Weavers Guild and the University of Nebraska Art Galleries

Author:
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery  Search this
Lincoln Weavers Guild  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. ; 17 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1959
[1959]
Topic:
Hand weaving  Search this
Call number:
TT848 .C76 1959
TT848.C76 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_150018

Contemporary American handwoven textiles : second exhibition, 1940-1942 / assembled by Lou Tate

Author:
Tate, Lou  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1940
Topic:
Hand weaving  Search this
Call number:
TT848 .T21c 1940
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523037

Contemporary American handwoven textiles : exhibition / assembled by Lou Tate

Author:
Tate, Lou  Search this
J.B. Speed Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. ; 18 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1939
Topic:
Hand weaving  Search this
Call number:
TT848 .T21co 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_526816

Hambidge collection, contemporary handmade wearables : reflections of a philosophy : the handwoven clothing of Mary Crovatt Hambidge, 1885-1973, and selected contemporary fiber artists : Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, Folk Art Center, May 5th to August 28th, 1984

Author:
Hambidge, Mary C  Search this
Southern Highland Handicraft Guild Folk Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Hambidge, Mary C  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
[1984]
Topic:
Hand weaving  Search this
Costume designers  Search this
Call number:
NK4798.H19S72 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_291847

Saxon Plantation overshot coverlet, Laurens, SC, late 19th century?

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
overshot (overall production method/technique)
black (overall color)
natural (overall color)
purple (overall color)
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 96 in x 75 1/2 in; 243.84 cm x 191.77 cm
Object Name:
Coverlet
coverlet, overshot
Object Type:
coverlets
Place made:
United States: South Carolina, Laurens
Date made:
After 1856
Credit Line:
Gift of Laura S. Hemeway
ID Number:
1986.0289.01
Catalog number:
1986.0289.01
Accession number:
1986.0289
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-615e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_214116

Cover For No. 7 In Narrow Splint Wicker

Collector:
Otis T. Mason  Search this
Donor Name:
Otis T. Mason  Search this
Culture:
Abenaki  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Pierreville / Belmar, Quebec / New Jersey, Canada / United States, North America
Accession Date:
23 Sep 1899
Collection Date:
1899
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
035583
USNM Number:
E203658-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3153f6779-4b69-4f01-8c65-c561dc838a8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8356192
Online Media:

Phillip Shum; coverlet, Jacquard, double-cloth; 1860-1876; Pennsylvania

Physical Description:
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
double cloth (overall production method/technique)
Figured and Fancy (border style)
medallion (center pattern)
white, coral (overall color)
cotton, wool (overall material)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
beige (overall color)
Object Name:
coverlet, figured
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1875-1900
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William S. Corby
ID Number:
TE.T13348
Catalog number:
T13348.000
Accession number:
252487
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-2b60-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_620478

Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing poster, Japanese Silk Production

Maker:
Cheney Brothers  Search this
Measurements:
poster: 43 cm x 31.5 cm; 16 15/16 in x 12 3/8 in
Object Name:
Poster
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Date made:
ca. 1913
Credit Line:
Gift of Cheney Brothers
ID Number:
TE.55080.001
Accession number:
55080
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-5e94-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_625250

Two-Spirit We'wha Demonstrates Zuni Weaving Techniques

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Hough, Walter 1859-1935  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1886
Topic:
Looms  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Hand weaving  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3648]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_389209

Reddigraphs

Author:
Redding, Winogene B. 1894-1981  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations, samples ; 30 cm
Type:
Patterns
Periodicals
Yarn
Samples
Hand weaving
Woven material
Place:
United States
Date:
1949
195u
Topic:
Weaving  Search this
Weaving--Design  Search this
Hand weaving  Search this
Looms  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107880

Dorothy Wright Liebes, American designer : weaving for art, craft and industry, 1920-1970 / Rebecca Mary Trussell

Author:
Trussell, Rebecca Mary  Search this
Subject:
Liebes, Dorothy Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 213 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
Topic:
Women textile designers  Search this
Textile design--History  Search this
Hand weaving--History  Search this
Call number:
NK8898.L52 T78 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734405

Else Regensteiner : biography of a weaver / by Sadye Tune Wilson ; introduction by Jane Redman

Author:
Wilson, Sadye Tune  Search this
Subject:
Regensteiner, Else 1906-2003  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Weavers  Search this
Hand weaving--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_772627

Barbara Eckhardt : poetic space

Title:
Poetic space
Author:
Eckhardt, Barbara 1955-1996  Search this
Corwin, Nancy A  Search this
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth University Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Eckhardt, Barbara 1955-1996  Search this
Physical description:
62 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Hand weaving  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_685684

Weaving a life : the story of Mary Meigs Atwater / [compiled by] Mary Jo Reiter, [edited by Veronica Patterson]

Author:
Atwater, Mary Meigs  Search this
Reiter, Mary Jo  Search this
Patterson, Veronica  Search this
Subject:
Atwater, Mary Meigs  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Weavers  Search this
Hand weaving--History  Search this
Call number:
TT848.A84 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_435885

Weaving manual

Author:
United States Resettlement Administration Special Skills Division  Search this
Physical description:
36, [12] leaves : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
1936]
Topic:
Hand weaving--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
TT848 .W369 1936a
TT848.W369 1936a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450449

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