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Wisconsin Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Wisconsin Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts  Search this
Wisconsin Artists Federation  Search this
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Physical Description:
800 Items, (on 3 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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.
Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen records, 1937-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 596-598 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
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..."
Language Note:
English .
Lent 1973 by Sister M. Rosemarita Huebner, president of the society.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Handicraft -- Wisconsin  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
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Record number:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art