The collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1945-1988 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1935-2016 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 3: Writings, 1929-1988 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 2-3) Series 4: Professional Activity Files, 1941-1996 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 3-4, 9, FC 14-20) Series 5: Subject Files, 1926-1991 (0.7 linear feet; Box 4) Series 6: Printed Material, 1935-1997 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 4-5, 9-10) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1937 (0.4 linear feet; Box 5, OV 11-13) Series 8: Photographs, 1908-2002 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 6-8, 0.002 GB; ER01)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The papers of silversmith and arts administrator Margret Craver Withers measure 9.6 linear feet and 0.002 GB and date from 1908 to 2016. The papers document her career as an silversmith and jeweler through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, and art organizations; manuscripts, notes, lectures, and other writings; professional activity records with various organizations; photographs, printed material, correspondence related to specific subject materials such as individuals or organizations; exhibition catalogs, clippings, published articles, and other printed materials; designs, sketches, sketchbooks, and other artwork; and personal photographs, some in digital format, and photographs and slides of works and works by other artists.
Margret Craver Withers papers, 1908-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Margret Craver Withers conducted by Robert F. Brown between 1983 and 1985.
Margret Craver Withers (1907-2010) was a silversmith and arts administrator in Boston, Massachusetts.
Some correspondence and printed material are in German and Russian.
The Margret Craver Withers papers were donated in several installments between 1971 and 2019. Donations between 1971 and 1998 were done by Marget Craver Withers. Three film reels were donated in 1975 by Handy and Harman. Donations in 2011 were by Josephine Withers, daughter of Margret Craver Withers. Donations between 2014 and 2019 were made by Judith Childs, friend of Margret Craver Withers.
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