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Delta Air Lines uniform pocket square worn by Eugene Harmond

Issued by:
Delta Air Lines, American, founded 1925  Search this
Worn by:
Eugene Harmond, American, born 1947  Search this
Designed by:
Van Lupu, American  Search this
Medium:
polyester
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 1/2 × 9 1/4 in. (24.2 × 23.5 cm)
Type:
handkerchiefs
uniforms
Place made:
Japan, Asia
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1983-1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Casey Grant in honor of Patricia Banks Edmiston, Patricia Grace Murphy and Eugene Harmond
Object number:
2018.50.1.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b5b6e8bc-e8ae-4ac0-a7af-1881f40900ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.50.1.5

Delta Air Lines uniform pocket square worn by Eugene Harmond

Issued by:
Delta Air Lines, American, founded 1925  Search this
Worn by:
Eugene Harmond, American, born 1947  Search this
Designed by:
Van Lupu, American  Search this
Medium:
polyester
Dimensions:
L x W: 9 1/16 × 9 7/16 in. (23 × 24 cm)
Type:
handkerchiefs
uniforms
Place made:
Japan, Asia
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1983-1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Casey Grant in honor of Patricia Banks Edmiston, Patricia Grace Murphy and Eugene Harmond
Object number:
2018.50.1.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5909c0e76-c730-4a63-9dfa-b957091656b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.50.1.6

Speak, Okinawa A Memoir

Author:
Brina, Elizabeth Miki  Search this
Subject:
Brina, Elizabeth Miki 1981- Travel  Search this
Japanese Americans  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (222 pages)
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Electronic books
Place:
Japan
New York
Syracuse
Okinawa-ken (Japan)
Okinawa (Japon : Ken)
Okinawa-ken
Date:
2021
Topic:
Japanese American women  Search this
Japanese Americans--Ethnic identity  Search this
Ryukyuans  Search this
Intercountry marriage  Search this
Américaines d'origine japonaise  Search this
Américains d'origine japonaise--Identité ethnique  Search this
Travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156550

Fatehpur-Sikri, from the series India and Southeast Asia

Artist:
Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 37.8 x 24.8 cm (14 7/8 x 9 3/4 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1931
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
travel  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.3494
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye31f88568b-ec42-421f-ba35-1de672c4eb44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.3494

Golden Temple in Amritsar

Artist:
Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.4 x 36.8 cm (9 5/8 x 14 1/2 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1931
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
temple  Search this
Sikhism  Search this
travel  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.3564
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3239a64ab-c7bb-4819-b51a-0cb887653ee1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.3564

Guide-books of the excursions : Pan-Pacific Science Congress, 1926, Japan

Title:
Guide books of the excursions
Author:
Pacific Science Congress (3rd : 1926 : Tokyo, Japan)  Search this
Physical description:
25 v. : ill., maps (part col., part fold.) ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Congresses
Place:
Japan
Date:
1926
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS810 .P117 1926
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452534

Cherry blossoms sakura collections from the Library of Congress Mari Nakahara and Katherine Blood ; foreword by Carla D. Hayden

Author:
Nakahara, Mari  Search this
Blood, Katherine  Search this
Exhibiting institution:
Library of Congress  Search this
Subject:
National Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 85 pages color illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Guidebooks
Guidebook
travel guidebooks
Exhibition catalogs
Guides touristiques
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2020
Topic:
Spring festivals  Search this
Japanese flowering cherry  Search this
Flower festivals  Search this
Fêtes de l'équinoxe de printemps  Search this
Cerisier du Japon  Search this
Festivals floraux  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115691

Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983

Creator:
Hirschfeld, Al, 1903-2003  Search this
Subject:
Delany, Beauford  Search this
Chodorov, Edward  Search this
Fruse, Roger K.  Search this
Lowe, Charles  Search this
Brown, John Mason  Search this
Atkinson, Brooks  Search this
Type:
Writings
Sketches
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Citation:
Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7079
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209212
AAA_collcode_hirsal
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209212
Online Media:

Jerome Blum papers, 1915-circa 1969, bulk 1919-1935

Creator:
Blum, Jerome, 1884-1956  Search this
Subject:
Blum, Frances  Search this
Dreiser, Theodore  Search this
Anderson, Sherwood  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Tahiti -- description and travel
Citation:
Jerome Blum papers, 1915-circa 1969, bulk 1919-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9565
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211766
AAA_collcode_blumjero
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211766
Online Media:

Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997

Creator:
Schaeffer, Rudolph Frederick, 1886-1988  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Frey, Caroline  Search this
Frey, Fred  Search this
Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design  Search this
East & West Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Christmas cards
Designs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Citation:
Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Designers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Authors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Color -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9605
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211811
AAA_collcode_scharudo
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211811
Online Media:

A.W. Bahr Papers

Creator:
Bahr, A. W.  Search this
Names:
Bahr, A. W.  Search this
Cammell, Charles Richard  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters
Manuscripts
Photographs
Place:
Connecticut
Japan -- Description and Travel
England
China -- Description and Travel
Japan
China
Date:
1919-1957
Summary:
Abel William Bahr was a coal merchant and general importer born in China who became an important collector of Chinese art. Several books and catalogues have been published about his collection. His papers include numerous drafts and notes about his memoirs as a collector, correspondence with other collectors and photographs of Chinese art objects, from jade to pottery to paintings.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains manuscript drafts and notes for Bahr's memoir, written by Bahr himself and C.R. Cammell, who was also the editor of The Connoisseur magazine. Other papers include correspondence with collectors of Chinese art or other figures in the art world, such as Lord Kitchener, the King and Queen of Sweden, Walter Muir Whitehill, Kenjiro Matsumoto and Senator Theodore Francis Green, among others. The bulk of the collection contains approximately 300 photographs of different Chinese art objects, from jade figurines to pottery to paintings. Most of these photographs are unidentified, but some of them include marginalia that indicate that they were of Bahr's own art objects for publication in books or articles. Photographs which are identified point to art objects also belonging to Bahr. The photographs have been organized based on the object type in the photograph, such as painting, statue or figurine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1 -- Memoirs, [1944-1956]

Series 2 -- Correspondence, 1919-1957 [bulk 1947-1957]

Series 3 -- Clippings, 1948, no date [bulk no date]

Series 4 -- Other Writings, no date

Series 5 -- Images, no date

Series 6 -- Catalog Images, 1935, no date

Series 7 -- Art Object Photographs, no date
Biographical Note:
1877 -- Born in Shanghai to German father and Chinese mother

Circa 1880s -- Educated at St. Xavier's School in Shanghai

Circa 1894 -- Work as a clerk at a wholesale and retail coal merchant's office, left solely in charge during the first Sino-Japanese war, encouraged by backers to start his own business

1898 -- Goes into business with shipping friend, started the Central Trading Company

1900 -- Marries Miss Helen Marion Southey (daughter of Mr. T.S. Southey, in Hong Kong. Working at firm of Hopkins Dunn and Company. Begins construction on his first house, Fairview, outside the settlement on North Honan Road Extension, first son born[?]

1901 -- Recipient of Victoria Medal for his role as a gunner during the Boxer Rebellion (had joined the Shanghai Volunteers)

1908 -- Shanghai Exhibition of Chinese Art, which he helped to organize and which he loaned many pieces from his own collection. Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society. Publishes a catalogue of the exhibit in 1911, "Old Chinese Porcelains and Works of Art in China: Being Description and Illustrations of Articles selected from an Exhibition held in Shanghai, November 1908"

1909 -- Begins his association with Lord Kitchener; travels with him through China

1910 -- Leaves permanent residence in China, moves to London, England

1911 -- Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Paintings from the Collection of A.W. Bahr, published by the Fine Art Society

1915 -- Applies to Foreign Office in London to go to America. (Involved in the art business; the war had stopped all such activities in London)

1927 -- Private printing of the catalogue, "Archaic Chinese Jades collected in China by A.W. Bahr, now in Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, described by Berthold Laufer"

1938 -- "Early Chinese Paintings from the A.W. Bahr Collection" by Osvald Siren, published by the Chiswick Press

1946 -- Leaves England, with his wife, daughter Edna, two sons and their wives and two granddaughters for Canada

1947 -- Metropolitan Museum of Art purchases Chinese paintings from Bahr, collection of archaic jades exhibited in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Met also publishes a portfolio of the painting, 'Ching Ming Shang Ho, Spring Festival on the River' which Bahr had donated to the museum

1948 -- The Met exhibits Bahr's Chinese paintings. Several Chinese art objects on loan to the Art Association of Montreal and exhibited in the new Far East gallery

1949 -- Tang figurine, paint cakes and Han pottery vase on display at the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology

1950 -- Donates Chinese ceramics to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1951 -- Begins writing his memoir[?]

1952 -- Last visit to London

1954 -- Gets typed draft of memoir. Living in Ridgefield, CT, working with C.R. Cammell

1959 -- Dies
Related Material:
There are no known related materials at any other institution or historical society.
Provenance:
Gift of Penelope Bahr and Helen M. Bahr (Stewart).
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Manuscripts
Photographs
Citation:
A.W. Bahr Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Penelope Jane Bahr and Helen M. Bahr (Stewart), November 12th, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.14
See more items in:
A.W. Bahr Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc399eaddc0-2457-40a9-959d-f22da779608c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-14
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Merryll Saylan, 2006 May 20-June 5

Interviewee:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Blunk, J. B.  Search this
Cooper, Michael Jean  Search this
Evans, Ralph  Search this
Foy, George  Search this
Fredell, Gail  Search this
Glaser, Jerry  Search this
Lipofsky, Marvin  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Stubbs, Del  Search this
Weir-Quiton, Pamela  Search this
American Association of Woodturners  Search this
California State University, Northridge  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
International Turned Objects Show (1988 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
England -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
Guatemala -- description and travel
Hong Kong -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Philippines -- description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Merryll Saylan, 2006 May 20-June 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Environmental engineering  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Turning (Lathe work)  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)260467
AAA_collcode_saylan06
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_260467
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Barbara Lee Smith, 2009 March 16-17

Interviewee:
Smith, Barbara Lee, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Renie Breskin  Search this
Andu, Tadao  Search this
Beany, Jan  Search this
Buckley, Jane  Search this
Dunnewold, Jane  Search this
Govin, Jacquline  Search this
Howard, Constance  Search this
Hu, Mary Lee  Search this
Itter, Diane  Search this
Itter, William  Search this
James, Michael  Search this
Jensen, Jens  Search this
Karasz, Mariska  Search this
King, Bucky  Search this
Krug, Barbara  Search this
Lanou, Randall  Search this
Lawry, Jean Ray  Search this
Liakos, Avra  Search this
Liakos, Dimitri  Search this
Littlejohn, Jean  Search this
Nordsforsclark, Jill  Search this
Pemberton, John  Search this
Scherer, Deidre  Search this
Stahmer, Henry  Search this
Sudduth, Billie Ruth  Search this
Terkel, Studs  Search this
Timmons, Chris  Search this
Vallien, Bertil  Search this
Northern Illinois University  Search this
Rutgers University  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Australia -- description and travel
Great Britain -- Description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
New Zealand -- description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Barbara Lee Smith, 2009 March 16-17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Fiber artists -- Washington -- Interviews.  Search this
Human potential movement  Search this
African American women artists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15658
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282401
AAA_collcode_smith09
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282401
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Barbara Lee Smith

Interviewee:
Smith, Barbara Lee  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Northern Illinois University -- Students  Search this
Rutgers University -- Students  Search this
Adams, Renie Breskin  Search this
Andu, Tadao  Search this
Beany, Jan  Search this
Buckley, Jane  Search this
Dunnewold, Jane, 1954-  Search this
Govin, Jacquline  Search this
Howard, Constance  Search this
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-  Search this
Itter, Diane, 1946-1989  Search this
Itter, William  Search this
James, Michael, 1949-  Search this
Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951  Search this
Karasz, Mariska, 1898-1960  Search this
King, Bucky  Search this
Krug, Barbara  Search this
Lanou, Randall  Search this
Lawry, Jean Ray  Search this
Liakos, Avra  Search this
Liakos, Dimitri  Search this
Littlejohn, Jean  Search this
Nordsforsclark, Jill  Search this
Pemberton, John  Search this
Scherer, Deidre, 1944-  Search this
Stahmer, Henry  Search this
Sudduth, Billie Ruth  Search this
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008  Search this
Timmons, Chris  Search this
Vallien, Bertil, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (Sound recording: 6 sound files (5 hr., 21 min.))
122 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Australia -- Description and Travel
Great Britain -- Description and Travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
New Zealand -- Description and Travel
Date:
2009 March 16-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Barbara Lee Smith conducted 2009 March 16-17, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Smith's home, in Gig Harbor, Washington. Smith speaks of moving around a lot with her family as a child; most of her childhood memories in Cape May, New Jersey where she recalls an early love of the ocean; playing piano from early childhood through young adulthood and its continued influence in her visual art; attending Douglass College at Rutgers University where she graduated with a home economics major; the first time she saw an Abstract Expressionist exhibition in college and the memory of those paintings; her love of color through sunsets and music; learning machine embroidery as a young mother from a Better Homes & Gardens article in the 1960s; falling in love with embroidery and learning as much as she could about the art form; being influenced by artists such as Mariska Karasz and Constance Howard; taking initiative after the Human Potential Movement and started pursuing embroidery art full time; participating in local, national and international embroidery and craft guilds; her love of historic embroideries; receiving her MFA Northern Illinois University; various techniques from her early years of making that still find their way into her work today; teaching workshops and seminars as an adult education teacher for almost 40 years; the influence of traveling to places such as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom has had on her work; early abstract works in comparison to her recent, more representational work; the role maps have played in a good portion of her work; her work process and rather painterly approach to creating; the love of making and creating; the challenge and problem-solving qualities of taking commissions; writing the book, "Celebrating the Stitch" and the subsequent exhibitions that traveled around the world; the use of layering in her work to create clear layers of color; a collaborative book project with fellow artist, Jane Dunnewold; various exhibitions she has participated in and curated; her studio in Gig Harbor, Washington; relocating to Washington after 30 years in Chicago, Illinois and the influence the move had on her work. Smith also recalls Jill Nordforsclark, Randall Lanou, John Pemberton III, Jane Buckley, Jean Ray Laury, Jens Jensen, Bucky King, Henry Stahmer, Mary Lee Hu, Barbara Krug, Diane and Bill Itter, Renie Breskin Adams, Dimitri and Avra Liakos, Michael James, Chris Timmons, Studs Terkel, Bertil Vallien, Deidre Scherer, Jan Beaney, Tadao Andu, Jacquline Govin, Jean Littlejohn, and Billie Ruth Sudduth among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Barbara Lee Smith (1938- ) is a mixed media artist known for sculptural drawings constructed from fabric and lives and works in Gig Harbor, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded as 6 sound files. Duration is 5 hr., 21 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.
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Fiber artists -- Washington -- Interviews.  Search this
Human potential movement  Search this
African American women artists  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.smith09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e53b719a-8b39-42a9-b168-29e8862ff9fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smith09
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Merryll Saylan

Interviewee:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
American Association of Woodturners  Search this
California State University, Northridge -- Students  Search this
International Turned Objects Show (1988 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles -- Students  Search this
Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Blunk, J. B., 1926-2002  Search this
Cooper, Michael Jean  Search this
Evans, Ralph  Search this
Foy, George  Search this
Fredell, Gail  Search this
Glaser, Jerry  Search this
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy, 1952-  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob, 1913-2003  Search this
Stubbs, Del  Search this
Weir-Quiton, Pamela  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 compact discs (6 hr., 9 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
116 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
England -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
Guatemala -- Description and Travel
Hong Kong -- Description and Travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Philippines -- Description and Travel
Date:
2006 May 20-June 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Merryll Saylan conducted 2006 May 20-June 5, by Glenn Adamson, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, in London, England.
Saylan speaks of her childhood in Los Angeles, California; her early musical education in piano and viola; memories of World War II; her family's political views during the Cold War; meeting her first husband at UCLA; dropping out of school to move to Virginia and Georgia in fulfillment of her husband's military service; experiencing anti-Semitism in Georgia; the challenges of her eldest son's speech problems; traveling to France, Japan, Guatemala, Hong Kong and the Philippines; her interest in Japanese culture; completing her B.A. in design at UCLA and her M.A. in studio art at California State University, Northridge; anti-Vietnam sentiment on campus; early interests in environmental design; her second husband and his friends; her interest in furniture and woodworking; differing approaches to woodworking on the east and west coasts; her views on feminism and working women; her use of color and texture in woodworking; teaching experiences; popular perception of her work; receiving a grant to go to England and her involvement with English and German woodturners; the lack of collector interest in her work; forced absences from working because of illnesses; serving on the boards of the American Association of Woodturners and The Woodturning Center; her involvement in the International Turned Objects Show, the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Biannual Exposition, and the International Turning Exchange; her thoughts on future work. Saylan also recalls George Foy, Bob Stocksdale, Michael Cooper, Pamela Weir-Quiton, Joanne Rapp, J.B. Blunk, Marvin Lipofsky, Gail Fredell, Wendy Maruyama, Ralph Evans, Del Stubbs, Jerry Glaser, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Merryll Saylan (1936- ) is a wood artist from San Rafael, California. Glenn Adamson (1972- ) is a museum professional, in London, England.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 9 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:
Woodworkers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Environmental engineering  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Turning (Lathe work)  Search this
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Interviews
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Identifier:
AAA.saylan06
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-saylan06
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View of Mount Fuji from Hakone mountains, sketched at 3 a.m. in early January

Artist:
Kobayashi Kiyochika 小林清親 (1847-1915)  Search this
Publisher:
Fukuda Kumajiro 福田熊治良 (act. c. 1874-1898)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 19.1 x 28.3 cm (7 1/2 x 11 1/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1881
Period:
Meiji era
Topic:
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
Mount Fuji  Search this
travel  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.1233
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye37b9ff08b-8595-42ac-a886-ed0c0257c1be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.1233

Japan Is Getting “Invisible” Trains That Blend into the Landscape

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:15:00 +0000
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When Albert Einstein Visited Japan

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
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Published Date:
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:18:37 +0000
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Forget Cherry Blossoms — Why Fall May Be the Best Time to Visit Japan

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 21:00:06 +0000
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Japan's Most Mouthwatering Dishes Are Made of Plastic

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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:01:52 +0000
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