The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Business files and records; correspondence; files on commissions, consignments, and exhibitions; day books (16 vols.); order books; ledgers; legal documents; guest books; correspondence regarding inquiries, recipes, and tests for clays and glazes; photographs; information on the Pewabic Pottery building; and miscellaneous papers. Also includes some personal papers of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, such as a scrapbook, teaching records, tax returns, property documents, records, and day books of Revelation Kiln owned by Stratton.
Pewabic Pottery records, 1891-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 1011-1020 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Michigan State University, after microfilming.
Pottery center; Detroit, Mich. Founded in the early 1890s by Mary Chase Perry Stratton where she produced "Revelation Pottery." She experimented and developed potters' techniques and used specially developed kilns for firing, called Revelation Kilns. Michigan State University has subsequently acquired Pewabic Pottery.
Lent for microfilming 1975 by Pewabic Pottery.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001