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Merryll Saylan papers, 1975-2008

Creator:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Scarpino, Betty  Search this
Mississippi, Connie  Search this
Working, Susan  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Citation:
Merryll Saylan papers, 1975-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
American studio craft movement  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13703
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)279578
AAA_collcode_saylmerr
Theme:
Women
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_279578
Online Media:

Audio Log Sheets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 3: Kenya: Mambo Poa / 3.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51d53dc03-07bf-439d-8971-4c983700886f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2014-ref1052
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Merryll Saylan papers

Creator:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-  Search this
Names:
Mississippi, Connie, 1941  Search this
Scarpino, Betty  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Working, Susan  Search this
Extent:
4.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sound recordings
Date:
1975-2008
Summary:
The papers of woodworker, turner, and educator Merryll Saylan measure 4.7 linear feet and date from 1975 to 2008. The collection documents Saylan's career through biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence including with artists Connie Mississippi, Betty Scarpino, Kay Sekimachi, and Susan Working; writings including notebooks with diary entries and sketches for projects; gallery files including inventory and sales records; files documenting a variety of Saylan's professional activities; and printed materials recording Saylan's career.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of woodworker, turner, and educator Merryll Saylan measure 4.7 linear feet and date from 1975 to 2008. The collection documents Saylan's career through biographical material including certificates, appointment books, curriculum vitae, and photocopies of diplomas and student records; correspondence with collectors, woodworking organizations and publications, family, friends, and artists Connie Mississippi, Betty Scarpino, Kay Sekimachi, and Susan Working; writings consisting of drafts, typescripts, and notes for articles and lectures, and including 18 notebooks containing diary entries and sketches for projects; gallery files that include inventory and sales records, printed materials, and correspondence documenting Saylan's activities with numerous galleries; files documenting a variety of Saylan's professional activities including memberships, teaching, workshops and private classes, auctions, financial records, grants and artist residencies, and drawings for projects; and printed materials such as clippings, exhibition announcements, press releases, and miscellaneous items.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1980-2005 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1985-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, 1987-2007 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Gallery Files, 1984-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Professional Files, 1975-2008 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 2-4, OVs 5-6, RD 7)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1980-2008 (0.5 linear feet; Box 4, RD 7)
Biographical / Historical:
Merryll Saylan (1936-) is a woodworker, turner, and educator based in California. She helped to pioneer the popularization of the woodturning field and the application of color in wood art.

Saylan was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1936 but settled in California after moving there in her youth. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 1973 and a Master of Arts degree from California State University Northridge in 1979.

Saylan began turning wood in the 1970s, becoming one of few women in the field. Her use of modern lines and textures was inspired by the simplicity of Japanese design. Saylan was an active member of the Wood Turning Center, American Association of Woodturners, and Collectors of Wood Art. She was artist-in-resident at the Grizedale Sculpture Park, Cumbria, England, from 1990 to 1991, and visiting artist at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She was also a visiting artist and taught at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco.

Saylan's works are in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Renwick Gallery, and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design which houses one of her most well-known works, Jelly Donut.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an interview of Merryll Saylan conducted on May 20-June 5, 2006 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 and Albert Museum in London, England.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2008 by Merryll Saylan.
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. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Woodworkers -- California  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Turners -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
American studio craft movement  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Citation:
Merryll Saylan papers, 1975-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.saylmerr
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Merryll Saylan papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e4166e09-ca2a-4076-99ac-91a32bec7fc3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saylmerr
Online Media:

Working, Susan

Collection Creator:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002-2008
Collection 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. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Merryll Saylan papers, 1975-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merryll Saylan papers
Merryll Saylan papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98436a1d5-3b24-4e45-9674-213f50fc6bfd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-saylmerr-ref53

Committed remembering native kinship in and beyond institutions Susan Burch

Title:
Remembering native kinship in and beyond institutions
Author:
Burch, Susan  Search this
Subject:
Canton Asylum for Insane Indians History  Search this
United States Bureau of Indian Affairs History  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 222 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
North America
United States
South Dakota
Amérique du Nord
États-Unis
Dakota du Sud
Date:
2021
1869-1934
Topic:
Indians, Treatment of  Search this
Inmates of institutions  Search this
Government relations  Search this
Mentally ill--Commitment and detention  Search this
Psychiatric hospitals--Sociological aspects  Search this
Attitudes envers les Indiens d'Amérique  Search this
Pensionnaires d'établissements publics  Search this
Indiens d'Amérique--Relations avec l'État  Search this
Internement (Psychiatrie)  Search this
Hôpitaux psychiatriques--Aspect sociologique  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of North America--Government relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156862

Shoji Hamada : a potter's way & work / Susan Peterson

Author:
Peterson, Susan (Susan Harnly)  Search this
Subject:
Hamada, Shōji 1894-1978 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
1974
Topic:
Pottery, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.H32 P47 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_890775

American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work / Susan Cheever

Author:
Cheever, Susan  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 223 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Massachusetts
Concord
Concord (Mass.)
Date:
2006
C2006
19th century
Topic:
Authors, American--Homes and haunts  Search this
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
Authors, American  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_801039

American impressionism : the beauty of work / Susan G. Larkin ; catalogue entries by Susan G. Larkin and Arlene Katz Nichols

Author:
Larkin, Susan G. 1943-  Search this
Nichols, Arlene Katz  Search this
Bruce Museum  Search this
Physical description:
186 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Work in art  Search this
Call number:
ND210.5.I4 L37 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787512

Brando's smile : his life, thought, and work / Susan L. Mizruchi

Author:
Mizruchi, Susan L (Susan Laura)  Search this
Subject:
Brando, Marlon  Search this
Physical description:
xxxix, 469 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
Topic:
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1041857

Beyond image and convention : explorations in southern women's history / edited by Janet Lee Coryell ... [et al.]

Author:
Coryell, Janet L. 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 224 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Women--History  Search this
African American women--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_711780

Shoji Hamada : a potter's way and work / Susan Peterson

Author:
Peterson, Susan  Search this
Subject:
Hamada, Shōji 1894-1978  Search this
Physical description:
239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
Topic:
Pottery, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.H32 P47X
NK4210.H32P47X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_66250

Susan Point : Coast Salish artist / edited by Gary Wyatt ; by Michael Kew ... [et al.] ; photographs by Kenji Nagai

Author:
Point, Susan A. 1952-  Search this
Wyatt, Gary  Search this
Kew, Michael  Search this
Nagai, Kenji  Search this
Subject:
Point, Susan A. 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Coast Salish art  Search this
Call number:
E99.S21 S86 2000X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_611178

Boundary objects and beyond : working with Leigh Star / edited by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Stefan Timmermans, Adele E. Clarke, and Ellen Balka

Editor:
Bowker, Geoffrey C.  Search this
Timmermans, Stefan 1968-  Search this
Clarke, Adele E.  Search this
Balka, Ellen  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 548 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2015
Topic:
Knowledge, Sociology of  Search this
Social ecology  Search this
Communication--Social aspects  Search this
Information technology--Social aspects  Search this
Cognition  Search this
Interdisciplinary research  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091876

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