The collection is arranged as 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1947-2005 ( Box 1; 0.6 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1950-2004 (Boxes 1-4: 3.6 linear feet) Series 3: Interviews, 1974-2001 (Boxes 5-6; 1.6 linear feet) Series 4: Writings, Notes, and Related Research, 1954-2001 (Boxes 6-11, OV 23; 4.8 linear feet) Series 5: Subject Files, 1958-2004 (Boxes 11-18, 22, OV 23; 7.4 linear feet) Series 6: Printed Material, 1952-2006 (Boxes 18-20, OV 23; 1.9 linear feet) Series 7: Photographs, circa 1947-1990s (Boxes 20-21; 1 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of craft expert Rose Slivka, an editor, writer, critic, and educator, measure 20.8 linear feet and date from circa 1947-2006. The papers reflect Slivka's work with associations and universities to encourage the recognition of crafts as an international and broadly defined art form. The routine business of publishing <em>Craft Horizons</em> magazine and the founding and operation of <em>Craft International </em>magazine are documented by correspondence and subject files. Correspondence is mainly professional with some scattered personal letters. Subject files concern various organizations, individuals and events related to Slivka's work and interests. Among the writings are manuscripts, notes, and research materials for her book about Peter Voulkos; also included are shorter writings on a variety of topics, poems, 2 diaries, lectures and talks. There are many interviews with craftspeople and artists conducted by Slivka and others, some undertaken as research for articles. Photographs include views of Slivka, craftspeople she observed when traveling abroad, and artwork.
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Crafts expert Rose Slivka (1919-2004) was an editor, educator, and critic in New York City and East Hampton, NY. Slivka edited Craft Horizons magazine from 1957-1979, and then founded Crafts International , which published its first issue in 1980.
The Rose Slivka papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Slivka's daughter, Charlotte Slivka, in 2008 and 2012.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001