Interview with Jonathan Holstein, November 9, 2007

Project: Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Smucker interviewed Holstein about his pivotal role in the creation of a market for antique quilts, including those made by the Old Order Amish. Holstein, with his wife Gail van der Hoof, curated "Abstract Design in American Quilts" in 1971 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. They then turned their focus to Amish quilts, amassing a significant collection largely from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Interview Accession

2017oh154_amquilt009

Interviewee Name

Jonathan Holstein

Interviewer Name

Janneken Smucker

Interview Date

2007-11-09

Interview LC Subject

Amish Quilts

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Holstein, Jonathan Interview by Janneken Smucker. 09 Nov. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Holstein, J. (2007, November 09). Interview by J. Smucker. Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Holstein, Jonathan, interview by Janneken Smucker. November 09, 2007, Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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