Abie Harris oral history, 19 December 2016

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Title:
Abie Harris oral history, 19 December 2016
Topics:
People
University History
Subjects:
Architects
Interviews
Original Format:
Digital video recording
Extent:
1:28:58
Item identifier:
mc00449-oh-harris-20161219
Interviewer:
Ferris, Virginia L. more info on Ferris, Virginia L. 
Interviewee:
Harris, Edwin "Abie" more info on Harris, Edwin "Abie" 
Created Date:
Description:
This interview was conducted at the home of Edwin F. (Abie) Harris, in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 19, 2016. In the interview, Harris discusses: his childhood and growing up helping his father, an electrician, wiring old houses and working around his father’s shop; his education at the newly formed North Carolina State University’s School of Design; the influence of the Bauhaus on the curriculum at NCSU; mentors at the school such as Horacio Caminos; his military service; his work with Leif Valand; his work at NCSU and cultivating a creating on campus that demanded a better physical environment; the early work on Centennial Campus; setting up professional relationships between the university and architects and designing process for selecting design professionals and building guidelines for future work; his work for Penland School of Crafts; and his life post-retirement as an artist. [Preferred citation: Interview with Edwin "Abie" Harris by Virginia Ferris, 19 December 2016, North Carolina State University Oral Histories, MC 00449, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC]
Genre:
Oral histories (Document genres)
Names:
Harris, Edwin "Abie" more info on Harris, Edwin "Abie" 
North Carolina State University -- Alumni and alumnae more info on North Carolina State University -- Alumni and alumnae 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
NC State Institutional Histories