Oral history interview with Cynthia Schira

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.schira01
Creators:
Schira, Cynthia, 1934-
Mensing, Margo, 1941-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 July 25-26
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
52 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Cynthia Schira conducted 2001 July 25-26, by Margo Mensing, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Schira's home and studio, in Westport, N.Y.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Cynthia Schira (1934- ) is a fiber artist from Westport, N.Y. Margo Mensing (1941- ) is a fiber artist from Gansevoort, N.Y.

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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 22 min.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fiber artists -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tapestry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaving -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Rhode Island School of Design -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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