Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
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2.0 linear feet
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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of video recording requires advance notice.
The papers of jeweler and designer Mary Ann Scherr measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1941 to 2007, with the bulk of the material from 1960 to 2000. Scherr's career is documented through scattered biographical material; correspondence with museums, universities, professional entities, and colleagues; writings by her as well as professional and student writings about her; business records documenting projects and connections with institutions and organizations; news clippings, promotional ephemera, catalogs, posters, and other printed materials; and photographs of Scherr and of her artwork.
Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2007, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Mary Ann Scherr conducted by Mary Douglas, April 6-7, 2001.
Mary Ann Scherr (1921-) is a jeweler and designer living in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The collection was donated by Mary Ann Scherr in 2001, 2005 and 2008 under the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001