Oral history interview with Cynthia Schira
Portions of this collection are digitized

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
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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
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. 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 administrators.

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

Digital Content

Keywords
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Fiber artists -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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
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