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Marianne Strengell papers, 1904-1980s

Strengell, Marianne, 1909-1998

Teacher, Fiber artist

Collection Information

Size: 1.5 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of weaver, fiber artist and educator Marianne Strengell date from 1904 to the 1980s and measure 1.5 linear feet. The scattered papers focus on Strengell's career as an artist and include biographical materials, correspondence, writings, six scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Finnish-American textile artist Marianne Strengell (1909-1998) was known for the use of synthetic fibers in her work. She was an educator and was at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1937 to 1962.


Along with her husband Olav Hammarstrom, Marianne Strengell donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1982-1983 and 1989.

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Language Note

The collection is in English and Swedish.