Oral history interview with Rudolf Staffel
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.staffe87
Creators:
Staffel, Rudolf, 1911-2002
Drutt, Helen Williams
Dates:
1987 July 17-August 6
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
90 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Rudolf Staffel conducted 1987 July 17-August 6, by Helen Drutt, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Staffel speaks of his childhood in San Antonio, Texas; his discovery of blown glass and traveling to Mexico to learn glassblowing techniques; studying ceramics; teaching at Temple University's Tyler School of Art; his teaching philosophy; his exhibition history; Philadelphia as a crafts city; the influence of Chinese art; the development of his own work; his techniques.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Rudolf Staffel (1911-2002) was a craftsman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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 others.

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

Digital Content

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ceramics -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass craft -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artisans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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