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Creator:
Wisconsin Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Names:
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Wisconsin Artists Federation  Search this
Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts  Search this
Extent:
800 Items ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1973
Scope and Contents:
Organizational records including those of the Wisconsin Artists Federation and the Society of Applied Arts, the two predecessors of the Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen. Records contain correspondence; constitutions; minutes of regular meetings and of council and committee meetings; financial records; membership lists; biographical data sheets on members; exhibitors' lists; lists of awards; bulletins; newsletters; a scrapbook; five calendars which include the work of Wisconsin craftsmen; and some material on related organizations such as the American Crafts Council and Midwest Designer-Craftsmen.
Biographical / Historical:
Arts and crafts society; Milwaukee, Wisc. Founded as the Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts (1916-1936) then becoming the Wisconsin Artists Federation (1936). Its purpose is "to promote fellowship among the workers, and to raise the standards of beauty in objects of common use, to bring designer and worker into mutual relationship..."
Provenance:
Lent 1973 by Sister M. Rosemarita Huebner, president of the society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Handicraft -- Wisconsin  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Wisconsin
Identifier:
AAA.wiscdesc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wiscdesc