Oral history interview with Hunter Kariher

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.karihe92
Creators:
Kariher, Hunter
Kessler, Jane
Dates:
1992 May 22-23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
22 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Hunter Kariher conducted 1992 May 22-23, by Jane Kessler, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Kariher discusses his education and early training; working for Wendell Castle; managing his own woodworking studio for seventeen years; his career at Penland School of Handicrafts beginning in 1977; becoming director of the school in 1989; former directors; the significance of Penland to the field of American crafts; Penland in comparison to the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and to Anderson Ranch; and his vision for the future of the school.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Hunter Kariher is a woodworker and administrator at the Penland School, Penland, N.C.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Handicraft -- Study and teaching -- North Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carving -- North Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carvers -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artisans -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Schools -- North Carolina Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Penland School of Handicrafts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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