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Oral history interview with David C. Freda, 2009 Apr. 16-17

Oral history interview with David C. Freda, 2009 Apr. 16-17

Freda, David C., 1953-

Enameler, Jeweler, Metal-worker

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 112 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 37 min.

Summary: An interview of David C. Freda conducted 2009 April 16-17, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Freda's studio, in San Clemente, California.

Biographical/Historical Note

David C. Freda (1953- ) is metalsmith in San Clemente, California. Freda was educated at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater. He taught at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California.

Provenance

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

Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. 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.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with David C. Freda, 2009 Apr. 16-17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.