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Otto and Vivika Heino papers, 1895-2000, bulk 1940s-2000

Heino, Otto, 1915-2009


Collection Information

Size: 2.3 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of ceramicists and educators Otto and Vivika Heino measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1895 to 2002, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1940s to 2000. The material documents the lives and careers of Otto and Vivika Heino through a mix of personal and professional papers, printed material, a video recording of a documentary, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Vivika and Otto Heino were ceramicists and educators active primarily in California, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.


The collection was donated in 2003 and 2004 by Otto Heino as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.

Language Note

English .


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.