LLOYD HERMAN: This is Lloyd Herman interviewing Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick in their studio in Seattle, Washington, on September 6, 2005, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This is session number three, disc number one.
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HELEN WILLIAMS DRUTT ENGLISH: This is Helen Williams Drutt English interviewing Ted Hallman on May 23, 2006 in his studio home at 731 Cross Road in Lederach, Pennsylvania.
Good morning, Ted.
TED HALLMAN: Good morning, Helen.
MS. DRUTT ENGLISH: Ted, why don't we begin at the beginning? Where were you born? When were you born, month, date, year and place?
MR. HALLMAN: Okay, I was born in Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on December 23, 1933.
MS. DRUTT ENGLISH: Where in Quakertown, Bucks County?
MIJA RIEDEL: This is Mija Riedel with Jeffrey Mongrain at the artist's office in Hunter College in New York City on December 15 [correction] 16, 2011, for the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. This is disc number one.
JEFFREY MONGRAIN: Good morning.
MS. RIEDEL: We — let's start with some — just a bit of early biographical information and move on from there. You were born in Minnesota?
MS. RIEDEL: This is Mija Riedel with Rena Bransten in her home in San Francisco, California on May 29, 2014 for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. This is card number one. Right, so let's start with some of the preliminary biographical information. We'll take care of that and move on to the gallery. You were born in New York City?
MS. BRANSTEN: Yes I was.
MS. RIEDEL: In 1934?
MS. BRANSTEN: 1933.
MS. RIEDEL: 1933. Okay, what was the date?
MS. BRANSTEN: March 8th.
JO LAURIA: Today is Monday, June 4 . Jo Lauria interviewing Randy Stromsöe for the Archives of American Art at Randy's home studio in Templeton, California.
So, Randy, let's start with you pronouncing your name the way it should be pronounced.
RANDY STROMSÖE: Stromsöe is "strom" with an S-O at the end, Stromsöe. It has an "E" but we don't pronounce the "E" so it's just Stromsöe.
MS. LAURIA: Great. When and where were you born?
LLOYD HERMAN: This is Lloyd Herman interviewing Joey Kirkpatrick at the artist's studio with Flora Mace, in Seattle, Washington, on August 18, 2005, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This will be disc number four of the interviews with both of the artists.
And I will start by asking you to tell me where and when you were born.
JOEY KIRKPATRICK: I was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1952.
MR. HERMAN: Can you describe a little bit about your childhood and family background, what your parents did?
MIJA. RIEDEL: This is Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at the home of Mary Lee Hu in Seattle, Washington, on March 18, 2009.
We are sitting here surrounded by the most extraordinary collection of books having to do with body adornment. I thought we would just briefly discuss that library as one dimension of your career, which isn't necessarily always so well known.
As a maker, you have been engaged for 50 years?
MARY LEE HU: Yes.
MIJA RIEDEL: This is Mija Riedel with Christina Bothwell at the artist's home and studio in Stillwater, Pennsylvania, on June seventeenth, 2010, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This is disc number one. Good morning.
CHRISTINA BOTHWELL: Good morning.
MS. RIEDEL: So, Christina, let's just start at the beginning. Where and when were you born?
MIJA RIEDEL: This is Mija Riedel with Michael Cummings in the artist's home and studio in New York City on October 25, 2012, for the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, disc card No. 1.
Well, it's a pleasure to be here. And we started our conversation with a tour of this magnificent collection of your work and your art collection, which has been wonderfully illuminating. Thank you for that.
MICHAEL CUMMINGS: Well, you're very welcome. I'm very happy to participate in the archival oral history collection.
EDWARD COOKE: This is Ned Cooke interviewing Tommy Simpson at his home in Washington, Connecticut, on May 6, 2004. This is disc number one.
So, Tommy, I thought we would start off just talking a little bit about your background growing up in the upper Midwest. Maybe just talk about where you grew up, the relationship with the farm, some of those early experiences about the environment, your family, people in the town.