Oral history interview with Marianne Strengell
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.streng82
Creators:
Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1982 January 8-December 16
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
86 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Marianne Strengell conducted 1982 January 8-1982 December 16, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Strengell speaks of colleagues and students at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, including Eliel and Loja Saarinen, Charles Eames, Florence Knoll, and Harry Bertoia. She also speaks of her training in hand weaving in Helsinki; her interest in texture and new materials; the rejection of vogue in Scandinavia in the 1930s for folk art motifs; her close association with the Saarinen family at Cranbrook and in Finland; and her work with industry, 1940s-1970s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marianne Strengell (1909-1998) was a weaver, textile designer, and educator.

Administration
Sponsor
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
These interviews are 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 others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 5 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on-line at the Archives of American Art's website.

Keywords
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Bertoia, Harry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eames, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knoll, Florence, 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saarinen, Loja Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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