Also at the Archives of American Art is an interview of Arline M. Fisch conducted July 29-30, 2001 by Sharon Church McNabb, for the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Fisch's home, in San Diego, California.
Arline Fisch (1931- ) is a metalsmith, jeweler, and educator in San Diego, California. Fisch was president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) from 1982-1985.
The papers were donated from 2003 to 2018 by Arline M. Fisch as a part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Educators California San Diego
Jewelers California San Diego
Metal-workers California San Diego
The papers of metalsmith, jeweler, and educator Arline M. Fisch measure 9.8 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2015. The papers include awards and certificates, correspondence, exhibition and gallery files, project files, San Diego State University teaching files, membership records, and printed and photographic materials.
Awards and certificates are from the Indonesian National Crafts Council, Internationale Handwerksmesse Munchen, San Diego State University, State of California, and other organizations. Correspondence is with Edith Antunes, Skidmore College and other educational institutions, as well as galleries, students, and colleagues. Files for exhibitions consist of inventory and price lists, loan and shipping records, printed material, correspondence, a digital disk, and a video recording for "Elegant Fantasy: The Jewelry of Arline Fisch (2000)," "The Art of Arline Fisch (2003)," "Arline Fisch: Creatures from the Deep (2008)," and various exhibitions.
Gallery files contain business records for Atrium, Electrum Gallery, Lee Nordness Galleries, and galleries in Germany and Switzerland. Project files include records for an advertising campaign, articles and lectures, Textile Techniques in Metal for Jewelers, Sculptors, and Textile Artists, a cataloging project, commercial ventures, curriculum development at Boston University, NEA and Fulbright grant projects, an artwork installation, an oral history project, a seminar, and workshops.
San Diego State University teaching files include correspondence, evaluations, exhibition material, grant programs and projects, university programs, recommendations, and sabbatical records. Membership records are for the American Craftsmen's Council (ACC), Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), and World Crafts Council (WCC).
Printed materials consist of booklets, a calendar, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, periodicals and posters, and chronological files. Photographic materials are of Fisch, her family, travel, her studio, with colleagues and in class, and works of art. A detailed slide archive of Fisch's work and a digital disk are also included.
Arline M. Fisch papers, 1931-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice
Manuscript for the 2nd edition of "Textile in Metal for Jewelers, Sculptors, and Textile Artists (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, c.1975) and notes for the first edition The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own