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Document Details


Title: Rod Johnson
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures
Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
Description: In the 1930s Sigurd E. Johnson purchased a mail-order woodcarving kit and began what became a hobby in which he not only excelled, but also passed on to his son Rod. Rod Johnson has been carving wooden figures since 1972 and now passes on this knowledge to students in the Austin area and at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio. The Johnson's have been woodcarving for over sixty-five years and have created a mythical world of small figures with many drawing from their Swedish heritage, a people that at one time were avid woodcarvers.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Johnson, Rod
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Wood artist
Document location: Georgetown, TX
Document date: 08-Mar-1999
Interviewer: Gudzikowski, Laurie
Locations discussed: North America; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Community; Culture; Local history; North America; Oral history; San Antonio, TX; Texas; Texas--History; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029045-32081