Oral history interview with Helen Z. Shirk
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.shirk12
Creators:
Shirk, Helen Z., 1942-
Lauria, Jo
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2012 July 29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
84 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Helen Z. Shirk conducted 2012 July 29, by Jo Lauria, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Shirk's home and studio, in La Mesa, California.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Helen Z. Shirk (1942- ) is an artist and educator in La Mesa, California. Jo Lauria (1954- ) is a curator and writer in Sherman Oaks, California.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Transcription of this oral history interview was made possible by a grant from the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
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 as 5 sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 31 min.

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