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Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1994

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Creator:
Schaeffer, Rudolph Frederick, 1886-1988
Subject:
Frey, Caroline
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Frey, Fred
Adams, Ansel Easton
Docili, Peter
Tobey, Mark
Cunningham, Imogen
Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design
East & West Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
13.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The collection measures 13.1 linear feet, dates from the 1880s-1994, and documents the life and varied career of Rudolph Schaeffer, artist, designer, teacher, writer, collector of Asian art, and pioneer in the field of color study who founded the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco in 1926. The papers include biographical information, correspondence, subject files, writings, diaries, journals, artwork, scrapbooks, sound recordings, photographs and printed material.
Citation:
Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Rudolph Schaeffer (1886-1988) was a designer, set designer, and educator from San Francisco, California. Schaeffer founded the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, San Francisco, 1925-1984.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Rudolph Schaeffer and the Schaeffer school administrator Peter Docili and in 1999 and 2000 by James Alexander, a friend of both Schaeffer and Docili, who had been storing portions of Docili's estate after his death in 1998, with the assistance of Frances Valesco, a fiber artist and researcher. An addition was received in 2007 by William Woodworth, a close friend and caretaker of Schaeffer's and in 2017 by Frances Valesco.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs
Drawings
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Art
Scrapbooks
Authors
Art teachers
Designers
Sketches
Christmas cards
Color
Artists
Designs
Paintings
Sound recordings
Art, Asian
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9605
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211811
AAA_collcode_scharudo
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211811
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