Oral history interviews with North Carolina glass artists

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dougla95
Creators:
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-
Dates:
1995
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
7 Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
42 Pages
Transcripts
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Tapes and transcripts of interviews with North Carolina glass artists conducted by Mary Douglas as part of her research for a paper, "Rural Esthetics in the North Carolina Glass Community," delivered at the 1995 Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference in Asheville, N.C. Interviewees include: Rick and Valerie Beck, William Bernstein, Gilbert C. Johnson, Rob Levin, Joe Nielander, John and Sharon Nygren, and Kate Vogel and John Littleton.
Scope and Contents
Topics covered include "craft culture': whether there is a rural esthetic in North Carolina glass; the idea of community around Penland School and the surrounding region of the Southern Highlands; the significance of the region's craft history on contemporary glass artists; and the distinctive qualities of North Carolina glass.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art historian; Statesville, N.C.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1997 by Mary Douglas. The paper for which these interviews was conducted was subsequently published in the Glass Art Society Journal (1995, p. 34-41). Each of the artists interviewed agreed to donate their interviews to the Archives, with the exception of Harvey K. Littleton.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Glass art -- North Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass artists -- North Carolina -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- North Carolina -- Statesville Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beck, Rick Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beck, Valerie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bernstein, William, 1945- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Gilbert C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levin, Robert, 1948- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Littleton, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nielander, Joe Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nygren, John Fergus, 1940- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nygren, Sharon Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vogel, Kate Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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