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Marianne Strengell papers

Creator:
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906-2002  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Date:
1904-1980s
Summary:
The papers of weaver, fiber artist and educator Marianne Strengell date from 1904 to the 1980s and measure 1.5 linear feet. The scattered papers focus on Strengell's career as an artist and include biographical materials, correspondence, writings, six scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of weaver, fiber artist and educator Marianne Strengell date from 1904 to the 1980s and measure 1.5 linear feet. The scattered papers focus on Strengell's career as an artist and include biographical materials, correspondence, writings, six scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Biographical / Historical:
Finnish-American textile artist Marianne Strengell (1909-1998) was known for the use of synthetic fibers in her work. She was an educator and was at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1937 to 1962.

Born in Helsinki, Finland in 1909, Marianne Strengell studied industrial arts at a Helsinki university. She spent her early career designing textiles and rugs throughout Scandinavia but came to the United States in 1936. Strengell was invited to teach at the Cranbrook Academy of Art by Eliel Saarinen, a family friend. She began as a professor but became the head of the Department of Weaving and Textile Design after the retirement of Loja Saarinen. Strengell focused on texture in her weavings and often used synthetic fibers. She took many commissions during her career, including many for automotive companies in Detroit. Also, she exhibited her works at institutions and in print.

Under the United States government in 1951, Strengell travelled to the Philippines to establish weaving as a cottage industry. In the mid-1960s she acted as a consultant on textile production to the United Nations Technical Assistance Administration with her husband, Olav Hammarstrom.

Marianne Strengell married fellow Cranbrook artist Charles Yerkes Dusenbury in 1940. They had two children but divorced in 1949. Later, she married architect Olav Hammarstorm.
Related Materials:
Additional papers are held at the Cranbrook Archives, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Provenance:
Along with her husband Olav Hammarstrom, Marianne Strengell donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1982-1983 and 1989.
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.
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.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Weavers -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Educators -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Finnish Americans  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women textile designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Citation:
Marianne Strengell papers, 1904-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stremari
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Marianne Strengell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94c2885ac-24ef-4010-b726-5ea49bc144d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stremari

Textile sample

Designer:
Marianne Strengell, (Finnish, active USA, 1909–1998)  Search this
Weaver:
Marianne Strengell, (Finnish, active USA, 1909–1998)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton, wool, lurex Technique: plain weave shed (then black chenille weft) alternate with a 3/1 shed (heavy chenille weft)
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 62 x 40 cm (24 7/16 x 15 3/4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Textile sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1937–61
Credit Line:
Gift of Marianne Strengell
Accession Number:
1984-111-49
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq461cecc99-af7b-4ac5-898f-7aa62fdd6188
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1984-111-49

Marianne Strengell papers, 1904-1980s

Creator:
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998  Search this
Subject:
Hammarstrom, Olav  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Finnish Americans  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women textile designers  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7623
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209786
AAA_collcode_stremari
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209786
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Newspaper clippings

Collection Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1935-09 - 1935-12
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, NASM.2008.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Lee Ya-Ching Papers / Series 2: Professional
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ca5fa7e2-b689-4c6f-bc76-20f574a97d06
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2008-0009-ref114
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Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™ Technique: hand woven plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 24.1 x 23.5 cm (9 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-3-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e942660d-b5d4-490e-a6dd-a836943b9d05
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-3-b
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Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™, asbestos Technique: hand woven plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 15.9 x 24.1 cm (6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, MIchigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-4-a
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b942e18d-91de-400a-9202-9192265f173c
EDAN-URL:
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Sample

Designer:
Marianne Strengell, (Finnish, active USA, 1909–1998)  Search this
Weaver:
Marianne Strengell, (Finnish, active USA, 1909–1998)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: rayon Technique: plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 37 x 38 cm (14 9/16 x 14 15/16 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1937–61
Credit Line:
Gift of Marianne Strengell
Accession Number:
1984-111-43
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4852a7107-70f0-4188-a3f9-57b450c99c32
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1984-111-43
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Sample

Designer:
Marianne Strengell, (Finnish, active USA, 1909–1998)  Search this
Weaver:
Marianne Strengell, (Finnish, active USA, 1909–1998)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton, wool, synthetic Technique: plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 56 x 54.5 cm (22 1/16 x 21 7/16 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1937–61
Credit Line:
Gift of Marianne Strengell
Accession Number:
1984-111-47
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq490bf596b-f8d3-419f-a389-ba09212e71cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1984-111-47

Textile

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™ (vinylidene chloride), asbestos Technique: plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 290 x 110.5 cm (9 ft. 6 3/16 in. x 43 1/2 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Textile
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4eaabfbdb-85e8-43a4-9021-c9f66a11f4dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-1
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Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™ Technique: hand woven plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 22.9 x 23.5 cm (9 x 9 1/4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-3-a
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq409e71667-3e82-4327-89c5-463d533ce5d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-3-a
Online Media:

Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™ Technique: hand woven plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 24.1 x 23.5 cm (9 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-3-c
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq42db7f493-6c92-4a6e-b071-569224b40cf7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-3-c
Online Media:

Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™ Technique: hand woven plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 20.3 x 21.6 cm (8 x 8 1/2 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-3-d
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq456220b55-7e73-49ba-b56c-a9d4350df4b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-3-d
Online Media:

Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™ Technique: hand woven 2/2 twill
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 21.6 x 21.6 cm (8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-3-e
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4d292dfda-0f46-48eb-a324-4f7d0c201423
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-3-e
Online Media:

Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™ Technique: hand woven two intercrossed plain weave structures (double cloth)
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 16.5 x 21 cm (6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-3-f
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4d19962fb-cda8-4a02-a937-93844acbe8e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-3-f
Online Media:

Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™, asbestos Technique: hand woven two intercrossed plain weave structures (double cloth) and plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 20.6 x 24.1 cm (8 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-4-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ebc0ac35-eb0d-47c9-9901-f017c7b5a94b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-4-b
Online Media:

Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™, asbestos Technique: hand woven plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 22.2 x 23.2 cm (8 3/4 x 9 1/8 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-4-c
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq407ff3222-a938-4942-83b4-c36c61dcea4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-4-c
Online Media:

Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™, asbestos Technique: hand woven plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 21.6 x 22.2 cm (8 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-4-d
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq415ee7e24-8bfb-4f51-a108-04de7a4c0d38
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-4-d
Online Media:

Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™, asbestos Technique: hand woven plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 22.9 x 22.9 cm (9 x 9 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-4-e
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b39217ee-ef4c-46ba-8007-776326ff3dfe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-4-e
Online Media:

Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™, asbestos Technique: hand woven plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 19.4 x 17.1 cm (7 5/8 x 6 3/4 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-4-f
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4170d581f-49aa-4b19-b728-de33ac93e43b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-4-f
Online Media:

Sample

Designer:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Weaver:
Mary Walker Phillips, (American, 1923–2007)  Search this
Student at:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: Rovana™, asbestos Technique: hand woven plain weave
Dimensions:
Warp x Weft: 18.4 x 16.8 cm (7 1/4 x 6 5/8 in.)
Type:
woven textiles
Sample
Made in:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Date:
1960–63
Accession Number:
1971-43-4-g
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq43a2adfaf-39f2-49ad-8c05-88dd0edc55a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1971-43-4-g
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