Active in Iowa City, Iowa
Size: Transcript: 88 pages.
Format: Originally recorded on 3 memory cards. Reformated in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr.,11 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Mary Merkel-Hess conducted 2010 August 24 and 25, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Merkel-Hess' home, in Iowa City, Iowa.
Biographical/Historical Note: Mary Merkel-Hess (1949-) is fiber artist in Iowa City, I.A. Mija Riedel (1958-) is an independent scholar and writer in San Francisco, California.
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.
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.