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Oral history interview with Mary Lee Hu, 2009 March 18-19

Interviewee:
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Baldridge, Mark S.  Search this
Choo, Chunghi  Search this
Christensen, Hans  Search this
Dingeldein, Otto  Search this
Eikerman, Alma  Search this
Farafol, Daphne  Search this
Fenster, Fred  Search this
Fike, Phillip G.  Search this
Halper, Vicki  Search this
Ho, Ron  Search this
Kidman, Hero  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent)  Search this
Marshall, John  Search this
Matsukata, Miye  Search this
Matzdorf, Kurt  Search this
McMurray, James  Search this
Moty, Eleanor  Search this
Noffke, Gary  Search this
Pujol, Eleanor  Search this
Seppä, Heikki  Search this
Turner, Gary  Search this
Warashina, Patti  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Lawrence Arts Center  Search this
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale  Search this
University of Washington  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Afghanistan -- Description and travel
Australia -- description and travel
China -- description and travel
Indonesia -- description and travel
Iran -- description and travel
Nepal -- description and travel
Ohio -- Description and travel
Papua New Guinea -- Description and travel
Tibet (China) -- Description and travel
Turkey -- description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mary Lee Hu, 2009 March 18-19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Body adornment  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15659
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282415
AAA_collcode_hu09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282415
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mary Lee Hu

Interviewee:
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
American Craft Council  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Students  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Lawrence Arts Center  Search this
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale -- Students  Search this
University of Washington -- Faculty  Search this
Baldridge, Mark S., 1946-  Search this
Choo, Chunghi  Search this
Christensen, Hans, 1924-1983  Search this
Dingeldein, Otto  Search this
Eikerman, Alma  Search this
Farafol, Daphne  Search this
Fenster, Fred, 1934-  Search this
Fike, Phillip G., 1927-1997  Search this
Halper, Vicki  Search this
Ho, Ron  Search this
Kidman, Hero  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Marshall, John, 1936-  Search this
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Matzdorf, Kurt  Search this
McMurray, James  Search this
Moty, Eleanor  Search this
Noffke, Gary  Search this
Pujol, Eleanor  Search this
Seppä, Heikki  Search this
Turner, Gary  Search this
Warashina, Patti, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (Sound recording: 8 wav files (5 hr., 42 min.), digital)
163 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Afghanistan -- Description and Travel
Australia -- Description and Travel
China -- Description and Travel
Indonesia -- Description and Travel
Iran -- Description and Travel
Nepal -- Description and Travel
Ohio -- Description and Travel
Papua New Guinea -- Description and Travel
Tibet (China) -- Description and Travel
Turkey -- description and travel
Date:
2009 March 18-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mary Lee Hu conducted 2009 March 18-19, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Hu's home and studio, in Seattle, Washington.
Hu speaks of growing up outside Cleveland, Ohio; her early interest in making objects; attending the Lawrence Art Center camp in Kansas at the age of 16 where she first experimented with metals; her like of working with tools in order to create something; taking metal smith classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art during high school; attending Miami University in Ohio for two years followed by two years an Cranbrook Academy of Art; working as a TA with L. Brent Kington at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale; her collaborative work in both textiles and metals while at Carbondale which lead to her first experimentation in weaving silver wire; creating a body of work for her Master's thesis in which all the pieces were woven wire; various works, their origins, when, where and why they were created, including her Neckpiece, Choker, Bracelet, Brooch and Ring series; her aesthetic interest in patterns, line and positive/negative space; a limited interest in and use of color in her work; the transition from silver to gold wire; a progressively larger interest in the history of jewelry and body adornment which eventually became a lecture at the University of Washington, where she taught for 26 years; numerous trips around the world to countries such as China, Tibet, Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia; a strong interest in ethnic and native jewelry/body adornment practices; the various purposes which jewelry can serve in society; her involvement with the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the American Craft Council; her technique based teaching practices; the role that modern technology plays in teaching, learning, and making jewelry; the lack of support and funds for metals programs in universities around the country; her library, which includes aver 2,000 books about the history of jewelry and body adornment; her collection of jewelry from around the world; her want to create beautiful and functional jewelry; the public and private aspects to jewelry and it's role in museums; current projects and the importance to maintain interest of metals in younger generations. Hu also recalls Gary Turner, Hans Christensen, Otto Dingeldein, Heikki Seppä, Hero Kielman, Phil Fike, Patti Warashina, Gary Noffke, Elliott Pujol, Chonghi Choo, Daphne Farafo, Vicki Halper, Ron Ho, Miye Matsukata, Alma Eikermann, Mark Baldridge, Kurt Matzdorf, Eleanor Moty, Fred Fenster, John Marshall, James McMurray, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Lee Hu (1943- ) is a metalsmith in Seattle, Washington. Smith was educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Southern Illinois University. She teaches at the University of Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 43 min.
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.
Occupation:
Metal-workers -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Educators -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Body adornment  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hu09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a23bb6bc-66a5-4900-9a0f-031b4e2ab83d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hu09
Online Media:

A royal treasure the Javanese batik collection of King Chulalongkorn of Siam edited by Dale Carolyn Gluckman, Sarttarat Muddin, Piyanan Petcharaburanin ; with contributions by Judi Achjadi [and three others]

Title:
Javanese batik collection of King Chulalongkorn of Siam
Author:
Gluckman, Dale Carolyn  Search this
Sarttarat Muddin  Search this
Editor:
Piyanan Petcharaburanin  Search this
Contributor:
Achjadi, Judi  Search this
Publisher:
Phiphitthaphan Phā nai Somdet Phranāng Čhao Sirikit Phrabō̜rommarāchinī Nāt  Search this
Physical description:
319 pages (8 folded) illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Expositions
Catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
Indonesia
Java
Thailand
Bangkok
Indonésie
Thaïlande
Date:
2018
Topic:
Batik  Search this
Batik--Private collections  Search this
Batik--Collections privées  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Kings and rulers--Travel  Search this
Travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147837

Wings of a ragtag quest chronicles of a passionate pursuit of appliqué Nell Battle Booker Sonnemann ; edited by Patricia Malarcher

Author:
Booker, Nell  Search this
Editor:
Malarcher, Patricia  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Booker, Nell Travel  Search this
Catholic University of America Faculty  Search this
Physical description:
12 volumes color illustrations, color maps, facsimiles 21 cm, in box (27 x 18 x 11 cm) + 1 fabric sheet
Type:
Biography
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
Appliqué  Search this
Textile artists  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Travel  Search this
Universities and colleges--Faculty  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1066652

Everett Edward Thompson Lantern Slides

Creator:
Thompson, Everett Edward, 1876-1962  Search this
Names:
Kuhn, Irene  Search this
Extent:
151 Lantern slides (approximate number: 151 Items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Lecture notes
Photographs
Place:
Indonesia -- Description and Travel
East Indies
Java
Indonesia
Malaysia
Date:
1899-1962
Summary:
The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines.
Scope and Contents:
The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines. Total: 151 items
Arrangement note:
Series 1: -- Biographical Data

Series 2: -- Portrait Photograph

Series 3: -- Travel Journal

Series 4: -- Lecture notes and announcements

Series 5: -- Letter

Series 6: -- Printed Matter

Series 7: -- Lantern Slides
Biographical Information:
Editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in1876. He received an A.B. degree from Amherst College in 1899. From 1901-1905 Thompson fufilled an appointment to a government teaching position in the Philippines. In 1905 he traveled from Manila to Singapore, and then to Burma, India, Ceylon, Java, the Straits Settlements, and Japan. From 1905 to 1909 he was part of the editorial staff of the G&C Merriam Company, publisher of the Webster-Merriam dictionaries, Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1907 he married Emily Lecretia Bettes and two years later in 1909 received an M.A. from Amherst College where he wrote a thesis on, "The Spanish Element in the English Language." From 1910-1920 Thomspon served as editor of foreign language textbooks, American Book Company, New York City. In 1920 he received honorary doctor of letters (Litt. D) from Syracuse University. That same year Thompson rejoined the Webster dictionary editorial staff of G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts where he remained until 1949. Everett Edward Thompson died 1962 March 24 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1876 June 20 -- Born in Springfield, Massachusetts

1899 -- Received A.B. degree from Amherst College

1901-1905 -- Appointed government teaching position in the Philippines

1905 -- Traveled from Manila to Singapore, and then to Burma, India, Ceylon, Java, the Straits Settlements, and Japan

1905-1909 -- Joined editorial staff of the G&C Merriam Company, publisher of the Webster-Merriam dictionaries, Springfield, Massachusetts

1907 -- Married Emily Lecretia Bettes

1909 -- Received M.A. from Amherst College. Thesis on, "The Spanish Element in the English Language."

1910-1920 -- Editor of foreign language textbooks, American Book Company, New York City

1913 -- Birth of son Ronald

1920 -- Received honorary doctor of letters (Litt. D) from Syracuse University

1920-1949 -- Re-joined the Webster dictionary editorial staff of G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts

1962 March 24 -- Died in Springfield, Massachusetts
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives by Everett Edward Thompson's son, Ronald Thompson, in 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Topic:
Royalty, Netherlands  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lecture notes
Photographs
Citation:
Everett Edward Thompson Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ronald Thompson, 1991.
Identifier:
FSA.A1991.05
See more items in:
Everett Edward Thompson Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc39d660852-50c6-4b58-9c0f-5bb511d40bda
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1991-05
Online Media:

Borneo, de onbekende parel van Ned.-Indië : het leven, de zeden en gewoonten dier bewoners / beschreven door E. Mjöberg ; L. van Vuuren schreef een voorwoord bij deze, rijk geïllustreerde nieuwe herziene uitgave ; [met autorisatie uit het Zweedsch vertaald door J.C. Cornelis]

Author:
Mjöberg, Eric 1882-1938  Search this
Physical description:
276 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Borneo
Date:
1930
1939
[193-]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DS646.3 .M68 1930
DS646.3.M68 1930
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_380155

A Dark place in the jungle : following Leakey's last angel into Borneo / Linda Spalding

Author:
Spalding, Linda  Search this
Subject:
Spalding, Linda Travel  Search this
Galdikas, Biruté Marija Filomena  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 272 p. : ill. , maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Borneo
Date:
2003
1999
C2003
Topic:
Bornean orangutan--Behavior--Research  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_744249

Batavia / door W.A. van Rees ; teekening door Jhr. J.C. Rappard

Author:
Rees, W. A. van (Willem Adriaan) 1820-1898  Search this
Rappard, J. C  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 202, [6] p., [29] leaves of plates : ill. (28 col.) ; 42 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Java (Indonesia)
Date:
1881
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS646.29.B3 R32 1881
DS646.29.B3R32 1881
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_387471

In kaart gebracht met kapmes en kompas : met het Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap op expeditie tussen 1873 en 1960 / Arnold Wenthold (red.)

Author:
Veth, D. D (Daniel David) 1850-1885  Search this
Herderschee, A. Franssen  Search this
Wentholt, Arnold  Search this
Subject:
Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap History  Search this
Physical description:
382 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 27 cm. + 3 maps (3 folded leaves : col. ; 73 x 44 cm. or smaller, folded to 19 x 22 cm. or smaller)
Type:
Books
Maps
Place:
Indonesia
Suriname
Africa, Southern
West (U.S.)
Sumatra (Indonesia)
Namibia
Date:
2003
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Voyages and travels  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS619 .I5 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_919782

De buitenbezittingen / door M.T.H. Perelaer ; teekening door Jhr. J.C. Rappard

Author:
Perelaer, M. T. H (Michael Theophile Hubert) 1831-1901  Search this
Rappard, J. C  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 200, [4] p., [26] leaves of plates : ill. (25 col.) ; 42 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Indonesia
Date:
1883
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS619 .P43 1883
DS619.P43 1883
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_387322

Bali bird walks / written by Victor Mason ; design concept by V. Barl ; art direction by Karen Hoisington ; photography by Ingo Jezierski ; edited by Cynthia Höfer ; editorial director, Michael Stachels

Author:
Mason, Victor  Search this
Physical description:
109 p. : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Bali (Indonesia)
Bali (Indonesia : Province)
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Bird watching  Search this
Nature trails  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS647.B2 M37 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_728418

Unterwegs in der Südsee : Adolf Roesicke und seine Fahrten auf dem Sepik in Neuguinea / Markus Schindlbeck

Title:
Adolf Roesicke und seine Fahrten auf dem Sepik in Neuguinea
Author:
Schindlbeck, Markus  Search this
Roesicke, Adolf  Search this
Subject:
Roesicke, Adolf  Search this
Physical description:
358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Diaries
Place:
Sepik River Valley (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
Papua New Guinea
Date:
2015
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047744

Van Atjeh's Stranden tot de Koraalrotsen van Nieuw-Guinea

Author:
Leendertz, C. J  Search this
Physical description:
309 p., [3] leaves of plates : color ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Indonesia
Date:
1890
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS619 .L48 1890
DS619.L48 1890
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_382889

Buitenzorg / door M.T.H. Perelaer ; teekening door Jhr. J.C. Rappard

Author:
Perelaer, M. T. H (Michael Theophile Hubert) 1831-1901  Search this
Rappard, J. C  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 206, [4] p., [26] leaves of plates : ill. (25 col.) ; 42 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Indonesia
Date:
1882
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS619 .P43 1882
DS619.P43 1882
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_387336

A journey among the peoples of Central Borneo in word and picture / H.F. Tillema ; edited and with an introduction by Victor T. King under the auspices of the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden

Author:
Tillema, H. F (Hendrik Freerk) 1870-1952  Search this
King, Victor T  Search this
Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (Netherlands)  Search this
Subject:
Tillema, H. F (Hendrik Freerk) 1870-1952  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 251 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Kalimantan (Indonesia)
Date:
1989
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS646.32.P85T5513 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_380574

Riau : enchanting culture and beauty

Author:
Promotion and Investment Board Riau Province  Search this
Physical description:
46 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 21 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Riau (Indonesia : Province)
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DS647.R5 R53 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_732525

Panjamon : koppensneller op Borneo / Jean-Yves Domalain ; geautoriseerde vertaling van Hans De Vries

Author:
Domalain, Jean Yves 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
281 p. : ill. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Borneo
Date:
1971
1989
[between 1971 and 1989.]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS646.3 .D66 D1971
DS646.3.D66 D1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379968

Dodo's en galjoenen : de reis van het schip Gelderland naar Oost-Indië, 1601-1603 / bezorgd door Perry Moree

Author:
Moree, P. J (Perry J.) 1960-  Search this
Subject:
Gelderland (Ship)  Search this
Physical description:
348 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. + 1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Books
Place:
Indonesia
Mauritius
Date:
2001
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_738666

Java, Siam, Canton [microform] : voyage autour du monde / par le comte de Beauvoir ; ouvrage enrichi d'une grande carte spéciale et de quatorze gravues-photographies par Deschamps

Author:
Beauvoir, Ludovic Marquis de b. 1846  Search this
Physical description:
451, [14] leaves of plates : ill., map ; 19 cm
Type:
Microforms
Place:
Java (Indonesia)
Thailand
China
Date:
1981
1869
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 114
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_376142

Bali : the ultimate island / written and designed by Leonard Lueras ; photographed by R. Ian Lloyd

Author:
Lueras, Leonard  Search this
Lloyd, R. Ian  Search this
Physical description:
248 p. : chiefly col. ill.; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Bali Island (Indonesia)
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Views  Search this
Call number:
DS647.B2 L78
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_872685

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