Oral history interview with Maya Ying Lin

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lin83
Creators:
Lin, Maya Ying
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1983 March 6
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
42 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Maya Ying Lin conducted 1983 Mar. 6, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Lin speaks of a funerary architecture seminar she took at Yale University; entering her design in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's competition; attempts to add a figured sculpture and a flagpole to her design, and her resistance to this effort.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Maya Ying Lin (1959- ) is a Chinese American architect based in New York, N.Y.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. Access to the audio is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from Maya Ying Lin. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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Repository Contact
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