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Oral history interview with Carolyn Mazloomi, 2002 September 17-30

Interviewee:
Mazloomi, Carolyn, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cubbs, Joanne  Search this
Subject:
Adkins, Minnie  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Cargo, Robert T.  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Freeman, Roland L.  Search this
Hill, Lauryn  Search this
Johnson, Nkosi  Search this
Miller, Edjohnetta  Search this
Sisto, Penny  Search this
Wilson, Marie  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Women of Colour Quilters Network  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American quiltmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Album quilts -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Quilting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Quiltmakers -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Quilts -- Appalachian Region  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11504
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)240143
AAA_collcode_mazloo02
Theme:
African American
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_240143
Online Media:

Joyce Scott papers, 1954-2014

Creator:
Scott, Joyce J. (Joyce Jane), 1948-  Search this
Type:
Performances (creative events)
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Topic:
Quiltmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Performance artists -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
African American women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21713
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398529
AAA_collcode_scotjoyc
Theme:
African American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398529

Oral history interview with Carolyn Mazloomi

Interviewee:
Mazloomi, Carolyn  Search this
Interviewer:
Cubbs, Joanne  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
Women of Colour Quilters Network  Search this
Adkins, Minnie, 1934-  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Cargo, Robert T.  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Hill, Lauryn  Search this
Johnson, Nkosi, 1989-2001  Search this
Miller, Edjohnetta  Search this
Sisto, Penny  Search this
Wilson, Marie  Search this
Extent:
16 Items (Sound recording: 16 sound files (4 hr., 33 min.), digital, wav)
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 September 17-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carolyn Mazloomi conducted 2002 September 17 and 30, by Joanne Cubbs, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in West Chester, Ohio. Mazloomi speaks of growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a family of self-taught artists; the positive influence of her aunt and teacher Dr. Carter; the generation of African-American quilt-makers who followed a gap in quilt-making post-slavery; she describes her previous career as an aeronautical engineer and her transition to quilt-making; how she identifies herself as a craftsperson, not an artist; her experience with Baltimore album and Appalachian quilts; learning to quilt; the Women of Color Quilter's Network and its economic and social development programs; her book, "Spirits of the Cloth"; the positive and negative aspects of travel; the false generalizations of African-American quilts in academic circles; the importance of gender, race, and ethnicity in her work; her connection to "praise songs"; she discusses functional vs. nonfunctional quilts; the market for "hand-crafted" quilts; agents and galleries; she describes her working environment; adopting the use of a sewing machine in her work; the importance of community; her technique; her accomplishment of placing African-American quilts in the Renwick Gallery; the influence of magazines, including "Raw Vision;" her aversion to commissions; expanding her use of materials and technology; her exhibitions; her role as an advocate and dealer; finding inspiration in black and white linocuts and her use of color in quilts; and making a connection with her audience. Mazloomi also recalls Marie Wilson, Cuesta Benberry, Edjohnetta Miller, Roland Freeman, Robert Cargo, Martha Connell, Penny Sisto, Minnie Adkins, Nkosi Johnson, and Lauryn Hill.
Biographical / Historical:
Carolyn Mazloomi (1948- ) is a quilt maker from West Chester, Ohio.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 33 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Self-taught artists  Search this
Topic:
African American quiltmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Album quilts -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Quilting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Quiltmakers -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Quilts -- Appalachian Region  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mazloo02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mazloo02

Joyce Scott papers

Creator:
Scott, Joyce, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Performances (creative events)
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Date:
1954-2014
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American artist Joyce Scott measure 7.0 linear feet and date from 1954-2014. Included is printed material regarding Scott; biographical material including school records; project and gallery files; illustrated journals; postcards written to Scott (many of wihich were used as source material for works of art); business cards; writings by Scott including poetry and her master's thesis, Time Against a Season, July 16, 1971; two photograph albums containing images of Scott and her works of art; a sketchbook; and over 30 VHS tapes, cassettes and a CD of interviews and performances by Scott.
Biographical / Historical:
Joyce Scott is an African American sculptor, quilter, bead-worker and performance artist in Baltimore, Maryland.
Provenance:
The Joyce Scott papers were donated in 2019 by Joyce Scott as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual recordings and born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Quiltmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Performance artists -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
African American women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Performances (creative events)
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.scotjoyc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scotjoyc

The making of a Baltimore Album quilt / text by Frances Benton ; introduction by Margaret Ramsey ; preface by Elly Sienkiewicz ; photography by Ben Thornal

Author:
Benton, Frances 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Benton, Frances 1922- Correspondence  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Maryland
Baltimore
Date:
1995
Topic:
Quilting  Search this
Album quilts--History  Search this
Quiltmakers--Correspondence  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547376

How to make an African quilt : the story of the Patchwork Project of Ségou, Mali / by Bonnie Lee Black

Title:
Story of the Patchwork Project of Ségou, Mali
Patchwork Project of Ségou, Mali
Author:
Black, Bonnie Lee  Search this
Subject:
Black, Bonnie Lee  Search this
Patchwork Project (Ségou, Mali)  Search this
Physical description:
259 pages : illustrations, map, portraits. ; 23 cm
Type:
Fiction
Place:
Mali
Ségou
United States
Ségou (Mali)
Date:
2013
Topic:
Women--Social life and customs  Search this
Quilting  Search this
Quiltmakers  Search this
Slave narratives  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038169

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