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Penland School of Crafts records, 1932-1991

Creator:
Penland School of Handicrafts
Subject:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph)
Morgan, Lucy
Penland School of Handicrafts
Penland Weavers and Potters
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
12 microfilm reels.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Correspondence, financial records, subject files, notes and writings, printed material and photographs.
Included are correspondence, 1938-1991, between students, donors, and Penland directors Lucy Morgan, William J. Brown, Richardson Rice, and Verne Stanford discussing fundraising and school activities, including correspondence of the Penland Weavers and Potters, 1948-1951, and a "Letter from Finland to Penland", 1953; 2 cashbooks, 1941?; price lists; a report on the examination of accounts, 1974; records of memorial funds for Edward Fortner, 1959-1964, Lucy Morgan, 1962, and Bertha T. McElwain, 1964; minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings, 1935-1991; enrollment lists, 1940-1955, instruction notes for weaving classes, 1932-1950; a booklet "The Robust" containing enrollment lists and handwritten comments about summer workshops, 1946;
subject files containing letters, notes, and printed material about William J. Brown, 1962-1984, the Studio Craftsmen Fellowship Program, 1962-1963, National Conference on Handicrafts, 1940, Penland School Projects, 1965, Rutledge Books, 1973-1975, Cultural Advisory Committee, 1977-1980, National Crafts Planning Project, 1980, and Critics in Residence, 1986-1987; clippings, 1944-1991; brochures, 1934-1984; annual session catalogs, 1938-1991; 7 issues of Mountain MIlestones, 1952-1961; exhibition catalogs, 1980-1988; benefit auction catalogs, 1986-1990; miscellaneous printed material, 1935-1991; and photographs of Penland buildings, Lucy Morgan, weavers, and other craftspeople.
Citation:
Penland School of Crafts records, 1932-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4504-4515 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Penland School of Crafts, after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Craft school; Penland, N.C. Founded 1929 by Lucy Morgan. Formerly named Penland School of Handicrafts. The directors have been Lucy Morgan, 1929-1962, William J. Brown, 1962-1983, Richardson Rice, 1983-1984, Verne Stanford, 1984-1989, and Hunter Kariher, 1989- .
Language Note:
The "Letter from Finland to Penland" contains clippings which are in Finnish.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the Penland School of Crafts, 1991.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artisans
Ceramicists
Decorative arts
Handicraft
Photographs
Pottery
Weavers
Weaving
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10639
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214215
AAA_collcode_penlscho
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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