Oral History interviews with Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.smitpaul
Creators:
Smith, Paul J.
Rossbach, Ed
Dates:
1997
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
8 Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
86 Pages
Transcripts
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Ed Rossbach (37 p. transcript) and Katherine Westphal (49 p.) conducted by Paul J. Smith in preparation for the exhibition "The Ties That Bind: Fiber Art by Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal from the Daphne Farago Collection" sponsored by the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art.(The exhibition was held at RISD, 17 October 1997-11 January 1998 and at the American Craft Museum, NYC, 25 June-6 September 1998.) Two exhibition catalogs are also included. Ed Rossbach's health problems at the time of the interview affected his ability to recall certain events.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Rossbach: b. 1914; d. 2002. Westphal: b. 1919. Both are fiber artists, Berkeley, Calif.; he the weaver, and she the painter/printer.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1998 by the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fiber artists -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiberwork -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Textile fabrics -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Weavers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Westphal, Katherine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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