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Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979

Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Subject:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
American studio craft movement  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9244
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211439
AAA_collcode_thomrich
Theme:
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211439

Oral history interview with Chunghi Choo

Interviewee:
Choo, Chunghi  Search this
Interviewer:
Milosch, Jane  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Ihwa Yŏja Taehakkyo  Search this
Museum für Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt am Main  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Handicrafts -- Students  Search this
University of Iowa -- Faculty  Search this
University of Northern Iowa  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Bush, Cody  Search this
Chateauvert, Jocelyn  Search this
Fujio, Yuho  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Kao, Ruth  Search this
Kaufman, Glen  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Lechtzin, Stanley, 1936-  Search this
Lee, Sang-Bong  Search this
Mayer-VanderMey, Sandra  Search this
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Merkel-Hess, Mary  Search this
Park, No Soo  Search this
Raab, Rosanne  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Yeun, Kee-ho  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Korea (South) -- History -- April Revolution, 1960
Date:
2007 July 30-2008 July 26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Chunghi Choo conducted 2007 July 30-2008 July 26, by Jane Milosch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home, in Iowa City, Iowa.
Choo speaks of establishing the Metalsmithing and Jewelry program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City; the elaborate equipment, tools, and safety protection used in the studio; her experience teaching silent metalforming at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine; participating in international workshops and seminars in Korea; the extensive world traveling she does with her husband, Dr. Charles Read, including destinations in Scandinavia, Thailand, Austria, Italy, and South Africa, among others; the house she designed in Iowa City; her love of the city and being surrounded by treasured friends, a supportive university, and beautiful environments; an interest in creative cooking and appreciation for diverse dishes from all around the world; her childhood and young adulthood in Inchon, Korea; growing up with an appreciation for beautiful art objects and classical music; an early interest and talent in drawing; attending Ewha Women's University as generations of women in her family had previously; experiences during the Korean War and April 19 Revolution in 1961; coming to the United States in 1961 as a student; studying English, ceramics, enameling, and stone cutting for one semester at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, N.C.; attending Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and studying metalsmithing with Richard Thomas, ceramics with Maija Grotell, and weaving with Glen Kaufman; living with Mrs. Loja Saarinen during her three and a half years at Cranbrook; teaching general craft at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Rapids from 1965-1968; pioneering the mixed-media studies with her students at UNI; accepting the challenge to build a metalsmithing and jewelry program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1968; learning and teaching electroforming; the development of the electro-appliqué technique; extensive donor support and fundraising for the Metalsmithing and Jewelry program and its students; finding inspiration in nature, East Asian calligraphy, classical music, and travel; her long friendship with Jack Lenor Larsen and the great influence he has had on her work; being represented in major art museums and institutions world-wide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Museum fur Kunsthandwerk in Frankfurt, Germany, and many others; the joy she has when her students succeed and surpass her; and plans for future work, writing projects, and travel. Choo also speaks of the 2008 flooding of Iowa City and the state of Iowa during which her studio was severely damaged and many things were lost. Choo also recalls Park, No Soo; Lee, Sang Bong; Ruth Kao; Stanley Lechtzin; Yuho Fujio; David McFadden; Paul J. Smith; Rosanne Raab; Cody Bush; Jocelyn Chateauvert; Mary Merkel Hess; Sandra Mayer-VanderMey; Kee-ho Yeun, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Chunghi Choo (1938- ) is a Korean American educator, metalsmith, jeweler, and textile and mixed media artist based in Iowa City, Iowa. Interviewer Jane Milosch is a curator from Silver Spring, Maryland.
General:
Originally recorded 5 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 27 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 22 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Metal-workers -- Iowa -- Iowa City  Search this
Jewelers -- Iowa -- Iowa City  Search this
Textile designers -- Iowa -- Iowa City  Search this
Mixed-media artists -- Iowa -- Iowa City  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Jewelers -- Interviews  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Korean American art  Search this
Korean American Artists  Search this
Asian American jewelers  Search this
Asian American metal-workers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.choo07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91d0f3d3d-e648-47b2-9282-e395b73f635f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-choo07
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Oral history interview with L. Brent Kington

Interviewee:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale -- Faculty  Search this
University of Kansas -- Students  Search this
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Extent:
95 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 May 3-4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of L. Brent Kington conducted 2001 May 3-4, by Mary Douglas, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Kington's home and studio, Makando, Illinois.
Kington describes his childhood and the impact of the Depression; his adopted sister Kay; and his hyperactivity and difficulty accomplishing schoolwork. He comments on his high school teachers; his academic and athletic accomplishments at University of Kansas (UK); his studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art with Richard (Dick) Thomas "the intellectual silversmith" and his "mentor"; Hugh Acton and the GM Tech Center; and fellow metalsmiths Fred Fenster, Mike Jerry, Stanley Lechtzin, and Heikki Seppä.
He discusses exhibitions including "Kansas Designer Craftsmen," "Michigan Designer Craftsmen," "Fiber, Clay, Metal," "Creative Casting, Young Americans 1962," and "Objects: USA." He talks about Ashanti gold weights; Scandinavian design; teaching at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois (SIU) and Illinois State University (ISU), and taking students to the Saint Louis Art Museum to see granulation in Mycenaean gold. He comments at length on his toys and experimenting with ideas about toys.
Kington also describes blacksmithing workshops held at SIU and the "renaissance" of blacksmithing in the United States. He recalls his involvement with the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), American Craft Council (ACC), World Crafts Council (WCC), Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA), the Kentucky School of Craft, the National Ornamental Metal Museum, and other organizations. He discusses his weathervane pieces and other series such as Icarus, Crozier, Europa, and Axis Mundi. He comments on the influence of Mircea Eliade's book "The Forge and the Crucible" (1979), considers the blacksmith's role in various cultural mythologies, and evaluates publications such as "Anvil's Ring" and "American Blacksmith."
He comments on the current state of affairs in metalsmithing; his retirement from SIU and teaching in the University of Georgia-Cortona program; the impact of Cyril Stanley Smith's insights and the importance of his book "A History of Metallography" (1960); his appreciation of Daryl Meier's work; exploring new techniques such as mokume gane, kuromido, shibuichi, rokusho (patination process); encouraging Mary Lee Hu to pursue wire structuring; and his enthusiasm for sharing information. He recalls John Allgood, Philip Baldwin, Robert Ebendorf, Phil Fike, Maija Grotell, Marvin Jensen, Richard Mawdsley, Lee Nordness, Ron Pearson, Bob Peterson,Gene and Hiroko Pijanowski, Jim Wallace, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
L. Brent Kington (1934-) is a metalsmith from Makanda, Illinois. Mary Douglas (1956-) is a curator at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, N.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 54 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Metal-workers -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Blacksmithing  Search this
Learning disabilities  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kingto01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9965d97da-f46b-4a53-a40d-bc5ca73b03b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kingto01
Online Media:

Richard Thomas papers

Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1979
Summary:
The papers of metal-worker and educator Richard Thomas, head of the metalsmithing department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1948 to 1984, measure 0.6 linear feet, date from 1968 to 1979, and consist of scattered records from Cranbrook's metalsmithing department.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of metal-worker and educator Richard Thomas, head of the metalsmithing department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1948 to 1984, measure 0.6 linear feet, date from 1968 to 1979, and consist of scattered records from Cranbrook's metalsmithing department.

Papers include two bound volumes of theses abstracts by metalsmithing students, a catalog for the exhibition Reprise (1975) with a letter from Thomas to the exhibitors, and slides of artwork by metalsmithing students.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Thomas (1917-1988) was a metal-worker and educator who served as head of the metalsmithing department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He was known for his design and fabrication of liturgial objects and commemorative objects of the Cranbrook Foundation.

Thomas was born in Marion Center, Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in art education from Indiana University at Pennsylvania and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1948. After becoming acquainted with Cranbrook director Zoltan Sepeshy, during his undergraduate studies, Thomas was asked by Sepeshy to head the metalsmithing department at the school. Thomas served as department head from 1948 to 1984.

Thomas was awarded the Cranbrook's Founders Medal in 1981 and his liturgial designs can be seen in more than ninety churches, synagogues, and temples across the country. He also designed the Cranbrook Foundation's silver punch bowl, the Saarinen Medal, and the commemorative medal for the Academy of Art's fiftieth anniversary.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of Richard Thomas conducted on May 5-17, 1978 by Dennis Barrie.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has microfilm (reel 926) of loaned material including correspondence, biographical material, writings and lectures, artwork, photographs of Thomas's liturgical pieces and his studio, clippings, and meeting minutes of Faculty Assemblies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Originals were returned to Richard Thomas after microfilming and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1975 and 1985 by Richard Thomas.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Metal-workers -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Educators -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills  Search this
Topic:
American studio craft movement  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thomrich
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Richard Thomas papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9393021cf-d8c6-4a39-967f-deb567224fdd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomrich
Online Media:

Slide Collection Catalog, Students - Metalsmithing Department

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
2 copies
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bd271ee8-c016-484d-843e-16ddda1de6b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref10

Slides, 1-100

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1975
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw959bc1e9b-a9a4-48a8-8a67-c5d654b323ce
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref11

Slides, 101-200

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1975
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a9e7f71b-71af-4754-be1c-e90852942094
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref12

Slides, 201-300

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1975
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw952a0a98d-a8da-4509-b78a-f6ee6c88e7c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref13

Slides, 301-400

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1975
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cef3e095-6084-470e-b1b5-6ee2ae6bb789
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref14

Slides, 401-500

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1975
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92856dabb-a7a1-40f2-8da4-28b767c73ad8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref15

Slides, 501-600

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1975
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw943a11233-ab8a-4b47-9351-0892a4ef20c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref16

Slides, 601-663

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1975
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91be5c2a5-2c9f-41db-a5ac-aea91647286b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref17

Richard Thomas Papers

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1979
Scope and Contents:
The series contains records from the Cranbrook Academy of Art metalsmithing department that was headed by Richard Thomas. Included are two bound volumes of theses abstracts by metalsmithing students, a catalog for the exhibition Reprise (1975) along with a letter from Thomas to the exhibitors, and slides of artwork by metalsmithing students numbered from 1 to 663. The slides are accompanied by a catalog that lists information for each slide in corresponding numerical order.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thomrich, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ab8a43b9-a77b-4cb4-bf8e-4c6317619d6c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref6

Abstracts: Metalsmithing Theses 1948-1968

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3733ee8-eb72-4e1c-a620-f043938483c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref7

Abstracts: Metalsmithing Theses 1969-1979

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94b022aa5-8e47-4f3d-b841-1ddff7560ab9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref8

Exhibition Catalog, Reprise (1975) and Letter to Exhibitors from Thomas

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Richard Thomas papers, 1968-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Thomas papers
Richard Thomas papers / Series 1: Richard Thomas Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a6003584-d14b-43d7-8d87-45c44ba384de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomrich-ref9

Oral history interview with Richard Thomas, 1978 May 5-17

Interviewee:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard Thomas, 1978 May 5-17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Educators -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12006
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213158
AAA_collcode_thomas78
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213158

American metalsmithing and jewelrymaking in the 1940s and 1950s symposium records

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Names:
American metalsmithing and jewelrymaking in the 1940s and 1950s (1982 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Adler, Allan  Search this
Baldridge, Mark S., 1946-  Search this
Bates, Kenneth F. (Kenneth Francis), 1904-1994  Search this
Cardinale, Robert L.  Search this
Christensen, Hans, 1924-1983  Search this
Eikerman, Alma  Search this
Fisch, Arline M.  Search this
Husted-Andersen, Adda  Search this
Miller, Frederick A.  Search this
Miller, John Paul, 1918-  Search this
Pearson, Ronald H. (Ronald Hayes), 1924-1996  Search this
Penington, Ruth, b. 1905  Search this
Prip, John, 1922-2009  Search this
Pulos, Arthur J.  Search this
Smith, Carlyle H., 1912-2004  Search this
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Vierthaler, Arthur A., 1916-  Search this
Von Neumann, Robert  Search this
Winston, Robert, 1915-  Search this
Withers, Margret Craver, 1907-  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Date:
1979-1983
Scope and Contents:
Records of the symposium "American Metalsmithing and Jewelrymaking in the 1940s and 1950s" sponsored by the Renwick Gallery, Sept. 24-25, 1982
Biographical / Historical:
Symposium was organized by Mark Baldridge and Lloyd Herman.
Provenance:
Transferred 1982 and 1985 from the Renwick Gallery. An additional file of records was donated 1995 by organizer Mark Baldridge.
Restrictions:
Unmicrofilmed and untranscribed; use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. office.
Occupation:
Jewelers  Search this
Enamelers  Search this
Goldsmiths  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Silversmiths  Search this
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.renwgall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92ce66e5b-7ad6-4c1e-9764-9dba53104943
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-renwgall

Oral history interview with Richard Thomas

Interviewee:
Thomas, Richard C., 1917-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978 May 5-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Richard Thomas conducted 1978 May 5-17, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Thomas (1917-1988) is a metalsmith and educator from Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 3 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Educators -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Hills -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.thomas78
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e3207d92-ac54-4f38-977a-67b1cff20d83
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomas78
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