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Oral history interview with Marian Kendall, 1965 Aug. 26

Oral history interview with Marian Kendall, 1965 Aug. 26

Kendall, Marian

Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 3 sound tape reels ; 5 in.

Transcript: 40 p.

Format: An interview of Eugene Chodorow conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape. An interview of Edwin and Isabelle Churchman conducted by B. Hoag is also on one tape.

Summary: An interview of Marian Kendall conducted 1965 Aug. 26, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art. Kendall speaks of her childhood; learning how to weave; her parents; scholarship from Mrs. Vanderbilt; Baltimore, Md.; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Pasadena, Calif.; repairing woven items for the Art Association and the Museum of Man; types of fibers used in weaving; tapestries; Federal Art Project; techniques of weaving; and the benefits of the WPA.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marian Kendall is a weaver from California.

Provenance

Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Marian Kendall, 1965 Aug. 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.