A Finding Aid to the Lynn Schmidt Interviews with Isamu Noguchi and Tom Nakashima, 1980-1990, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.schmlynn
Creators:
Schmidt, Lynn, 1949-
Dates:
1980-1990
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.9 Linear feet
Repository:
The Lynn Schmidt interviews with Isamu Noguchi and Tom Nakashima measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1980 to 1990. The collection consists of recorded interviews with Isamu Noguchi that were conducted 9 July and 5 August 1980 in his studio (now the Noguchi Museum), in Long Island City, N.Y.; as well as interviews with Tom Nakashima, conducted 31 July 1989 to 10 March 1990.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Lynn Schmidt interviews with Isamu Noguchi and Tom Nakashima measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1980 to 1990. The collection consists of recorded interviews with Isamu Noguchi that were conducted 9 July and 5 August, 1980, in his studio (now the Noguchi Museum), in Long Island City, N.Y.; as well as interviews with Tom Nakashima, conducted 31 July 1989 to 10 March 1990. Schmidt, a former employee of the United States Information Agency, was assigned to interview Noguchi and write an article about him for the agency. The interviews with Tom Nakashima were completed as part of an exhibition in conjunction with the Washington Project for the Arts, which Schmidt curated. The catalog from this exhibition is also in the collection. Also found here is a radio interview with Nakashima on WPFW, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C.

Arrangement
Arrangement
To the small size of this collection the interviews are arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Recorded Interviews and Printed Material, 1980-1990 (Box 1-2; .9 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lynn Schmidt (1949- ) is an artist, author, and curator based in Washington, D.C. Schmidt was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and worked for the U.S. information Agency. Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was a Japanese American sculptor based in Long Island City, New York. Tom Nakashima (1941- ) is a Japanese American artist based in Washington, D.C.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2021.
Author
Christopher DeMairo
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Lynn Schmidt in 2006.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital and audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Lynn Schmidt interviews with Isamu Noguchi and Tom Nakashima, 1980-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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