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Charles Fergus Binns papers, 1875-1934

Creator:
Binns, Charles Fergus, 1857-1934  Search this
Binns, Charles Fergus, 1857-1934  Search this
Subject:
American Ceramic Society  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6727
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208852
AAA_collcode_binnchar
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208852

Charles Fergus Binns papers

Creator:
Binns, Charles Fergus, 1857-1934  Search this
Names:
American Ceramic Society  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Extent:
6 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1875-1934
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials, including an autobiographical sketch, brief biographies by family members, and certificates of naturalization and membership; correspondence, 1897-1931, with family members, ceramic manufacturers, potters, art educators, museum curators and administrators, and former students; subject files on: the American Ceramic Society, the Charles Fergus Binns Medal; Ceramic Alumni Association, and exhibitions of Binns' work. Subject files include correspondence, meetings minutes, and printed materials. Also included are lectures and speeches by Binns; writings; and 10 photographs, undated & 1901-1935, of Binns and of his works of art.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is organized chronologically and then alphabetically within each year or group of years.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Fergus Binns (1857-1934) was a ceramist, educator, and art administrator. From 1900 until his retirement in 1931, Charles F. Binns was Director of the New York State School of Clayworking and Ceramics at Alfred University. Binns was a frequent contributor to ceramic periodicals and publications including monthly columns of technical advice. He helped found the American Ceramics Society in 1899 and served as its president in 1901 and secretary from 1918 to 1922. Among the awards Binns received for his work in art pottery and glazes are the Logan Medal from the Art Institute of Chicage in 1919 and the Medal of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts in 1922.
Provenance:
The Charles Fergus Binns papers consist of three sections, each given to the New York State College of Ceramics by different donors. Biographical materials and photographs were donated by Binns grandchildren. The "Office Files" of the collection, which primarily contain general correspondence, were discovered on the ceramic school campus in March, 1981, by W. Richard Ott, Dean of the College, and placed in the College Archives. The lectures, speeches, and writings (listed on the Alfred University inventory as "Manuscripts and Typescripts") were given circa 1978 by John McMahon, former Dean of the College.
Correspondence for the years 1910-1920 has not been found, except for the letters between Binns and Adelaide and Samuel Robineau from 1914 to 1920. In addition, no letters from Binns, filed under A-L, have been located for the year 1922. Only selected portions of the lectures, speeches, and writings have been filmed. Technical correspondence, correspondence with prospective students, and requests for clay analyses have not been filmed.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Ceramicists  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Citation:
Charles Fergus Binns papers, 1875-1934. Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics. Microfilmed by the Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art.
Identifier:
AAA.binnchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-binnchar

Charles Fergus Binns : the father of American studio ceramics : including a catalogue raisonneĢ / Margaret Carney ; with essays by Paul Evans, Susan Strong, Richard Zakin

Author:
Carney, Margaret 1949-  Search this
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934  Search this
Evans, Paul 1937-  Search this
Strong, Susan R. 1944-  Search this
Zakin, Richard  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934  Search this
Physical description:
254 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Art pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.B614 C37 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_545298

The Binns medalists / Margaret Carney ; [organized by] The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

Author:
Carney, Margaret 1949-  Search this
International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934  Search this
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University History  Search this
Physical description:
133 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Ceramics--Awards  Search this
Call number:
NK3712.A44 S34 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_610063

Charles Fergus Binns stonewares : a chair must invite the sitter : exhibition / curated by Margaret Carney Xie ; catalogue by Margaret Carney Xie, Susan R. Strong

Author:
Carney, Margaret 1949-  Search this
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934  Search this
Strong, Susan R  Search this
Museum of Ceramic Art (Alfred, N.Y.)  Search this
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University  Search this
Subject:
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
34 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
Alfred
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
20th century
Topic:
Pottery, American  Search this
Pottery, American--Exhibitions  Search this
Stoneware--Exhibitions  Search this
Stoneware, American--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.B614 X6 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_486757

The potter's craft, by Charles F. Binns ..

Author:
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 128 p. incl. front., illus., diagrs. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1947
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
TP808.B6 1947X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_212339

Worcester china; a record of the work of forty-five years, 1852-1897 ... By R.W. Binns ... Ed. by Charles F. Binns

Author:
Binns, Richard William 1819-1900  Search this
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 140 p., 1 l. 35 pl. (incl. front.) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1897
Topic:
Worcester porcelain  Search this
Call number:
NK4395.B7x
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_181331

The potter's craft; a practical guide for the studio and workshop, by Charles F. Binns ..

Author:
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934  Search this
Physical description:
1p. l., x-xvi, 206 p. incl. front., illus. plates. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1922
[1922]
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
TP808 .B6 1922
TP808.B6 1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_52556

The potter's craft

Author:
Binns, Charles Fergus 1857-1934  Search this
McMahon, John Francis 1900-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 144 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
[1967]
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
TP808 .B6 1967
TP808.B6 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_56504

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