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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Goldwater, Robert John, 1907-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1973
Scope and Contents note:
Goldwater's correspondence is with academic colleagues, art museums, arts organizations, publishers, and former students. There is also scattered correspondence with artists and with family. Subjects include: requests to write book reviews and employment references, and to critique others' writings and provide research advice; Magazine of Art and Museum of Primitive Art business; awards and memberships; details about publishing texts by Goldwater and others; and congratulatory letters, comments, and questions about his writings. A small number of letters include comments about the personal lives of the correspondents, usually routine news of family and friends; a few letters are of a purely social nature. There are three letters addressed to Louise Bourgeois: two from Erick Hawkins and one from Ronnie Elliott.

Also found here are condolence letters received upon the deaths of Goldwater's mother and father in 1942 and 1958 respectively, and a small number of letters from his parents. Family letters include a few addressed to Clara A. Goldwater (Mrs. S. S. Goldwater).

Small amounts of additional correspondence can be found in Series 2: Subject Files and Series 3: Teaching Records.

See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 1.
Appendix: Correspondents from Series 1:
What follows is a complete list of correspondents (and the years of correspondence) in this series.

Abramson, Jerry, 1969

Albright Art Gallery, 1947, 1954-1955

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 1953

Allen, Harold, 1953

Allert de Lange Verlag, 1952-1954

American Association of University Professors, 1946

American Council of Learned Societies, 1967-1968

American Federation of Arts, 1953

American Studies Association of Metropolitan New York, 1955

Anderson, Wayne V., 1964

Andiron Club of New York City, 1945-1946

Argent Galleries, 1947

Arnason, H. Harvard, 1948

Arnheim, Rudolf, 1945

Art Bulletin, 1940-1945, 1955

Art Forum, 1967

Art Gallery of Ontario, 1970

Art Gallery of Toronto, 1972

Art In America, 1941-1947, 1955

Art Institute of Chicago, 1940

Art News, 1946-1947

Art Students League of New York, 1940, 1943

Arts Magazine, 1964, 1967

Atlantic Transports, 1952

Auchincloss, James C., 1953

Authors Guild, 1947

Baltimore Museum of Art, 1946, 1954

Baltrusaitis, Mr., 1952, 1973

Barnard College, 1954

Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1938-1939, 1949, 1951-1952

Becker, Marion R., 1945, 1949

Bellew, Peter, 1951

Bennington College, 1950

Benz, Helen, 1946

Bernheimer, Richard, 1955

Bernier, Rosamond, 1955

Besson, Mr., 1946

Black Mountain College, 1948

Board of Higher Education, City of New York, , 1944

Booth, Cameron, 1942

Boston Art Festival, 1954

British Council, 1951

British Museum, 1934

Brooklyn College, 1946

Brown University, 1964, 1968

Burlington Magazine, 1954

Busa, Peter, 1946

California Arts and Architecture, 1944

California School of Fine Arts, 1949

California State College, 1969

Carnegie Corporation, 1942-1943

Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1942

Chanticleer Press, Inc., 1955

Chapman, Ed, 1946

Choate, Mabel, 1946

Church, Howard, 1947

Cincinnati Modern Art Society, 1946-1946

Cleveland Institute of Art, 1952

Cleveland Museum of Art, 1952-1953

Colorado College, 1952

Columbia University Press, 1948

Columbia University, 1940, 1953-1955, 1962, 1965

Comité des Arts du Congres pour la Liberté de la Culture, 1964

Cook, Walter W. S., 1942-1943, 1945-1946, 1949-1950, 1955

Criterion Books, Inc., 1955

Critique, 1946

Crosby, Sumner McK., 1942

Dartmouth College, 1942

Davis, Stuart, 1943, 1945

Dersky, Morris, 1966

Dictionary of the Arts, 1941

Direction Départmentale de la Population de la Giornde, 1948

Dodd, Mead & Company, 1945

Duke University, 1946-1948, 1950

Edman, Irwin, 1942

Elliott, Ronnie, 1950*

Elsen, Al, 1969

Engel, Eugene W., 1946-1947

Exhibition Momentum, 1953, 1956

Falkenstein, Claire, 1951

Farwell, Beatrice, 1968-1969

Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Inc., 1946, 1950

Fitzsimmon, Jim, 1953

Florida State University, 1953

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1945-1947, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1971

Ford Foundation, 1969

Fox, Milton, 1958

[Frankenthaler?], Helen, 1950-1951

Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., 1969

Frick Collection, 1941

Fried, Richard N., 1950

Friedensohn, Elias, 1956

Fund for the Republic, Inc., 1956

G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1956

Gallatin, A. E., 1944

Goldwater, Barry, 1966

Goodrich, Lloyd, 1945

Goucher College, 1967

Greene, Balcomb, 1942, 1947, 1951-1953

Guggenheim Foundation, 1945-1946, 1953-1955

Hallmark Art Award, 1949

Hammacher, Mr., 1952

Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1945

Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1952

Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1939-1942

Harry N. Abrams Incorporated, 1953, 1955, 1957

Harvard University, 1949-1951, 1968

Hawkins, Erick, 1950*

Herbert, Robert L., 1954

Hollins College, 1950

Hope, Henry R., 1943-1944, 1947, 1955

Horizon, 1949

Hunter College, 1967

Hunter, Sam, 1955

Indiana University, 1966

Ingram Merrill Foundation, 1966-1967

Institute for Advanced Study, 1964, 1966

Institute for Sex Research, Inc, Indiana University, 1966

Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1951

Institute of Design, 1947

Institute of Fine Arts Alumni Association, 1954

Institute of Fine Arts, 1969

Institute of International Education, 1953-1955

Intercultural Publications, Inc., 1953

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 1954

Janson, H. W., 1952-1954

Johns Hopkins Press, 1966-1967

Joslin, Andrew, 1972

Kamer, Henri A., 1964

Karl, Aline, 1953

Kenyon Review, 1945-1947, 1954

Kerns Foundation, Theosophical Society in America, 1968

Keyserling, Leon H., 1948

Kimball, Fiske, 1945, 1949

Knowles, Edwin B., Jr., 1945

Koch, Bob, 1954

Komroff, Manuel, 1944, 1946

[Krautheimer], Richard, 1944

Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 1944

Lee, Rensselaer W., 1942, 1944

Levy, Adele R., 1956

Levy, Julien, 1944

Leylan, Robert M., 1941

Library of Congress, 1944-1947, 1952-1953

Loran, Erle, 1941

Loshak, David, 1946

Lougee and Company, 1952

M. I. T. Press, 1967

MacAgy, Douglas, 1948

Magazine of Art, 1944-1945, 1948, 1950-1951

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967

Masson, Rose, 1944

Mayhew, Edgar deN., 1944

McGraw, Patricia, 1953

McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1950, 1965

Mellquist, Jerome, 1951

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940, 1954

Miller, Peter, 1944

Mitchell, Eleanor, 1945

Moffett, Charles, 1969

Museum of Modern Art, 1942, 1946-1947, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1969

Museum Purchase Fund, 1952

National Arts Club, 1946

Nelson, Kathleen L., 1945

New School Associates, 1953

New School for Social Research, 1949

New School, 1953, 1955

New York Times, 1946

New York University, 1934, 1937-1941, 1945, 1947, 1954, 1956-1959, 1963, 1966, 1970

New York University Press, 1970

Newark Museum, 1944

Okun, Henry, 1967-1968

Old Dominion Foundation, 1969

Ozenfant, [Amédée], 1949

Pantheon Books, Inc., 1944-1946, 1953-1954

Partisan Review, 1946, 1961-1962

Perry, William, 1941

Perspectives U.S.A., 1952

Phillips, Duncan, 1952

Photo Berard, 1951

Pietrantoni, M. L., 1955

Plass, Margo, 1962

Porter, James A., 1942

Prendergast, Charles, 1945

Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1950

Princeton University, 1943, 1949

Princeton University Press, 1947-1949, 1954-1955, 1959

Prior, Harris, 1946

Quadrum, 1956

Queens College, 1938-1957, 1972, undated

Rand School of Social Science, 1945

Random House, 1964

[Rattner], Abe, 1945

Redon, Ari, 1951

Rewald, John, 1941-1942, 1946

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, 1946

Rice Institute, 1954

Rice, Philip, 1952

Richter, H., 1952, 1954

Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller-Otterlo, 1957

Robb, David M., 1946-1947

Robinson, Cortland A., 1945

Rockefeller Foundation, 1946, 1951, 1954, 1956

Rockefeller, Nelson A., 1957-1958, 1965

Roditi, Edouard, 1951

Rodman, Selden, 1946

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 1967-1968

Ruksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, 1952

Sachs, Mrs. H. F., 1941

Samuel Kress Foundation, 1968

San Francisco Museum of Art, 1953

Sandström, Sven, 1954

Sarah Lawrence College, 1949-1950

Saturday Review, 1951, 1954

Schaefer-Sinnevenm 1945

Scheeffner, Denise Pauline, 1964

Schmalenbach, Fritz, 1951-1952, 1954

Seeman, Hugh, 1953

Seligman, Germain, 1947

Seuphor, Michel, 1951-1953, 1955

[Schapiro?], Meyer, 1941, 1943, 1952, 1960

Sihara, Laxmi P., 1968

Sloane, Joe, 1941

Smyth, Craig Hugh, 1952-1954, 1956

Soby, James Thrall, 1946-1947, 1950, 1955-1956

Société des Africanistes, 1936

Sokol, David M., 1969

Solomon, Alan, undated

State University of New York, Buffalo, 1969

State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1969

Stix, Hugh, 1952

Stokowski, Gloria (Mrs. Leopold), 1952

Sweeney, James Johnson, 1953, 1956

Sypher, Wylie, 1954

Time, 1945

Times Book Club, 1945

Tobé-Coburn School for Fashion Careers, 1947, 1950

[Trilling], Lionel, 1945-1946

Twin Editions, 1944

United States Educational Commission for France, 1951

United States Information Agency, 1959

University Club of Jamaica, New York, 1941

University of Birmingham, 1969

University of Birmingham, 1970

University of California, 1968-1969

University of California, Berkeley, 1948

University of Connecticut, 1950

University of Guelph, 1970-1971

University of Illinois, 1967

University of Iowa, 1968-1969

University of Massachusetts, 1966-1967, 1972

University of New Mexico, 1967

University of North Carolina, 1953

University of Texas, 1947

University of Washington Press, 1967

Valentin, Curt, 1953

Venturi, [illegible], 1941

Viking Press, Inc., 1944, 1968

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1953

Visson, Assia R., 1942-1943, 1947, 1950

Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1942

Walker Art Center, 1954

Walker, Hudson D., 1948

Wardwell, Allen, II, undated

Webster J. Carson, 1945, 1955

Webster, J. Carson, 1955

Weller, Allen S., 1958

Werner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1970

Wescher, Herta, 1956

Wesleyan University Press, 1965

Western Illinois University, 1969

Western Reserve University, 1946, 1954

Western Review, 1948

White Art Museum, Cornell University, 1954

Whitney Museum of American Art, 1948, 1954

Who's Who In America, 1952

Who's Who in the Western Hemisphere, 1943

Wiggin, Florence B., 1944

Wilber, Allen S., 1947

Wildenstein and Co., 1949

Williams College, 1969

Withers, William, 1941

Wittenborn, Shcultz, Inc., 1948

Wolff, Werner, 1945

Wurster, E. B., 1944

Yale French Studies, 1956

Yale University, 1954, 1962, 1967, 1972

[illegible], 1943, 1945-1946, 1950-1954, 1962, 1964, undated

[unknown], Alan, 1954

[unknown], Annie, 1952, 1954

[unknown], Donald, 1969

[unknown], Eddie, 1950

[unknown], Edith, 1957

[unknown], Ethel, 1955

[unknown], Fred, 1947, 1954

[unknown], Gerry, 1968

[unknown], Joe, 1953-1954

[unknown], John, 1953

[unknown], Marco, 1954

[unknown], Margaret, 1945

[unknown], Roy, 1969

[unknown], Russell, 1946

[unknown], Sarah, 1970

[unsigned], 1942

[unsigned], 1950
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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:
Robert John Goldwater papers, 1902-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goldrobe, Series 1
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Robert John Goldwater papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fd94b039-91d9-4960-a152-b76121978eb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goldrobe-ref12

Laurence E. Schmeckebier papers, 1909-1988

Creator:
Schmeckebier, Laurence Eli, 1906-1984  Search this
Subject:
Grosz, George  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Meštrović, Ivan  Search this
Nordhausen, A. Henry  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Rood, John  Search this
Roysher, Hudson  Search this
Schreckengost, Viktor  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Laurence E. Schmeckebier papers, 1909-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art in universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Syracuse  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American -- New York (State) -- Syracuse  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8724
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210905
AAA_collcode_schmlaur
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210905

Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2013, bulk 1960-2000

Creator:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-2016  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Citation:
Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2013, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6026
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)236023
AAA_collcode_schemary
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_236023
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Marshall

Interviewee:
Marshall, John, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Carnegie Institute of Technology -- Students  Search this
Carnegie Museum of Art -- Students  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Students  Search this
Grove City College -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Syracuse University -- Faculty  Search this
Bacorn, Don  Search this
Bates, Kenneth F. (Kenneth Francis), 1904-1994  Search this
Clague, John, 1928-  Search this
DuSell, Lee  Search this
Griffin, Gary, 1945-  Search this
Hauberg, Anne Gould  Search this
Lannan, J. Patrick  Search this
Lutz, Winifred  Search this
Metcalf, Bruce, 1949-  Search this
Miller, Fred, (Decorative artist)  Search this
Miller, John Paul, 1918-  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Penington, Ruth, b. 1905  Search this
Scott, Michael, 1958-  Search this
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Solberg, Ramona  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (Sound recording: 6 sound files (3 hrs., 2 min.), digital, wav)
45 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Germany -- description and travel
Date:
2001 April 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Marshall conducted 2001 April 5, by Lloyd Herman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Edmonds, Washington.
Marshall speaks of his childhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; participating in an educational program with the Carnegie Museum; his exposure to art while in grade school and throughout his education; joining the army after high school; spending time in Germany with the army and experiencing the metalwork of that area; learning to work hard from his father; his family background; attending Grove City College, then working in construction during the day and going to classes at Carnegie Tech during the night; finally attending Cleveland Institute of Art; some of his teachers at the Institute, Kenneth Bates, Toshiko Takaezu, and John Clague; his first experiences with metal, Fred Miller, and learning how to design metal pieces; getting a job as head of the metals department at Syracuse and completing his MFA there; meeting Paul Smith and Lee Nordness, and participating in Objects: USA; his travels throughout Europe; the many commissions he has done for churches, everything from baptismal bowls, chalices, and crosses; Patrick Lannan, and how instrumental he was in Marshall's career, his collection of work that Lannan bought and where it all is now located; the different types of communities in the different areas he lived; commissions and how they were important to his career; how he challenges himself with new ideas and creations; the Handy and Harman Workshop; the difference between a university trained artist and one who has learned his/her craft outside academia; his students and how much satisfaction he has received from teaching; the decline in metal working programs at the university level; the influence of other faculty members on his work, such as Lee DuSell; the critics of metalwork, Bruce Metcalf and Gary Griffin; his involvement in the Society of North American Goldsmiths; and his two sons. Marshall also recalls John Paul Miller, Winifred Lutz, Ramona Solberg, Ruth Penington, Michael Scott, Don Bacorn, Annie Hauberg, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
John Marshall (1936- ) is a jeweler and metalsmith from Edmonds, Washington. Lloyd Herman (1936- ) is the former director of the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Gallery from Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 2 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:
Decorative arts  Search this
Jewelers -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Religious articles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.marsha01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98ec173b0-a717-4bbd-8ca7-080527025662
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-marsha01
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Cleveland School of Art faculty and students

Subject:
Gottwald, Frederick Carl  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Cleveland, Ohio
Date:
between 1898 and 1900
Citation:
Cleveland School of Art faculty and students, between 1898 and 1900. Miscellaneous photographs collection, circa 1845-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art students  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Artists in groups  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4262
See more items in:
Miscellaneous photographs collection, circa 1845-1980
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4262
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Rauschenberg, Robert

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 84, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment.
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:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Leo Castelli Gallery records
Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 4: Artists Files / 4.1: Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96d680829-80f7-4be2-be08-ddad381245f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-leocast-ref11624
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Oral history interview with William Douglas Carlson

Interviewee:
Carlson, William, 1950-  Search this
Creator:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Alfred University -- Students  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Students  Search this
Lowe Art Museum  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -- Faculty  Search this
University of Miami -- Faculty  Search this
Billeci, Andre  Search this
Carpenter, James, 1949-  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Dailey, Dan, 1947-  Search this
Daley, William, 1925-2002  Search this
Fereighi, Christine  Search this
Heizer, Michael, 1944-  Search this
Heller, Doug, 1946-  Search this
Hilton, Eric  Search this
Marquis, Richard, 1945-  Search this
Marx, Bonnie  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Smith, Terry, 1960 June 15-  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Young, Brent  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (4 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
89 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2009 June 24-25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Douglas Carlson conducted 2009 June 24-25, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Carlson's home, in Miami, Florida.
Carlson discusses his move to the University of Miami in 2003 after 27 years at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; his recent site-specific installation Procellous Wall at the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida; the change in his work since his move to Miami, finishing a series of pieces that began in 2000 dealing with language, and his sense of being in a transitional period with his work; growing up in a small town in Ohio, and his early use of adhesives, the field his father worked in, as the spur for his later work in laminating glass; classes at the Art Students League in New York City and Woodstock, New York; attending the Cleveland Institute of Art; spending the summer of 1971 in Stanwood, Washington, helping set up the Pilchuck Glass School, then returning to set up a glass program at the Cleveland Institute of Art with Christine Federighi; the lure of glass, and the danger that its beauty can overshadow artistic substance, which led in part to his decision to mix it with other materials; the influence of minimalism and of Russian constructivism, architecture and modern design; graduate studies at Alfred University, Alfred, New York; accepting a teaching job at the University of Illinois in 1976; work with lamination and expanding scale in his work; use of Vitrolite; large-scale installation work, beginning in the early 1980s, including Optional Refractions and Allele; reflection on the deliberate, design-focused nature of his work; his language series beginning in 2000; the series Pragnanz; philosophy of teaching; the value of intensive learning environments such as craft schools compared with the cross pollination of ideas available at a larger university; the imperative for craft to integrate new materials, technology, and ideas while retaining the importance of the hand; the role of galleries and collectors, and involvement in larger art and craft venues, including the May Show and SOFA; his stint as a judge in a barbecued rib cook-off; the effect of seminal exhibitions such as like "Objects: USA," [1969] and "Poetry of the Physical" (1986) in setting a standard of professionalism for and providing visibility to makers; impact of his international travel; a turn away from pure design and towards a more poetic ambiance in the language series; the use of projected light and his use of cast prismatic shadows in his installation The Nature of Things in Jacksonville, Florida; the issue of scale in his work; artists whose work he admires, including Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Michael Heizer, Tony Smith, Gordon Matta-Clark, William Daley; studio glass as an international movement; involvement with various craft organizations, and wrestling with the definition of a craft artist; preparations to move to Massachusetts and spend some contemplative time thinking about and working on new directions. He recalls Brent Young, Dale Chihuly, Jamie Carpenter, Christine Federighi, Richard Marquis, Eric Hilton, Andre Billeci, Dan Dailey, Doug Heller and Bonnie Marx.
Biographical / Historical:
William Douglas Carlson (1950- ) is a glass artist and educator in Miami, Florida. Carlson was educated at Alfred University.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 6 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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Glass artists -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.carlso09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw963a88957-6508-4454-b9bd-78ea07a54bf0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carlso09
Online Media:

Toshiko Takaezu papers

Creator:
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Names:
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Tawney, Lenore  Search this
Extent:
24.4 Linear feet
12.65 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1925-circa 2010
Summary:
The papers of New Jersey-based ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu measure 24.4 linear feet and 12.65 gigabytes and date from circa 1925 to circa 2010. The papers document Takaezu's career as an educator and ceramicist in Hawaii and Quakertown, New Jersey, through biographical material, correspondence, interviews, documentaries, artist files, organization files, personal business records, studio practice files, printed material, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New Jersey-based ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu measure 24.4 linear feet and 12.65 gigabytes and date from circa 1925 to circa 2010. The papers document Takaezu's career as an educator and ceramicist in Hawaii and Quakertown, New Jersey, through biographical material, correspondence, interviews, documentaries, artist files, organization files, personal business records, studio practice files, printed material, and photographic material.

Biographical materials include Toshiko Takaezu's biographical summaries, resumes, awards, engagement calendars, honorary degrees, business cards, and other miscellany. There are also some writings by others about Takaezu and writings by her students on various subjects.

The correspondence series consists of personal and professional correspondence with friends, family, and other artists. Noteworthy correspondents include Dan Anderson, Olen Bryant, Maryette Charlton, Maija Grotell, Ivabell Harlan, Joseph Hurley, Nobuko Ise, Ernestine Kozuma, Isamu Noguchi, Hideo Okino, Alice Parrott, Carol and Francois Rigolot, Ann Shaner, Brooke Shields, Gladys Sonomura, Barbara Tiso, Carol and Katsunari Toyoda, and Lois Wittich. There is also a great deal of correspondence with Toshiko Takaezu's siblings and mother. Also included are Takaezu's letter drafts, letters of recommendations for students, greeting cards, and correspondence related to exhibitions.

Interviews and documentaries include a wide variety of audiovisual formats from videocassettes to sound cassettes, 16mm film reels, U-matic tapes, and born digital recordings, along with transcripts. The transcripts and recordings feature Takaezu's artwork, exhibitions, workshops, and award ceremonies, but they are mostly interviews. A few recordings are about other artists or ceramics in general.

Artist files include biographical information, resumes, limited correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogs, slides and photographs on various artists. There is also a small amount of artwork by various artists in the form of sketches, etchings, prints, and watercolors.

Organization files document Toshiko Takaezu's long relationship with various museums, galleries, universities, colleges, art schools, and other institutions across the country and in Japan. The series contains a mixture of exhibition files, project files, teaching files, and gallery records. These records document exhibitions, workshops, commissions, conferences, fellowships, and donations of artwork. The Princeton University, where Toshiko Takaezu taught for over two decades, are especially noteworthy.

Personal business records consist of documents related to Toshiko Takaezu's financial and legal affairs. There are art appraisals, contracts and invoices, inventories of artwork on Takaezu's property, price lists, shipping and transportation records, ceramic restoration reports, deeds for various properties, and other material.

Studio practice files include information on kiln construction and other equipment. There are manuals, designs, contracts, instructions, regulations, and printed material related to looms, stoves, kilns, septic tanks, oil tanks, and wells for Toshiko Takaezu's New Jersey home and studio. Other miscellaneous materials include art supplies receipts, guest books, and writings by others on the subject of pottery.

Most of the printed material is about Toshiko Takaezu, but there are a few folders on other artists and subjects, such as mycology and mushroom gathering, that interested her. Printed material consists of books, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, magazines, books, and posters, etc.

Photographic material includes photographs of Toshiko Takaezu in her studio, teaching workshops, and attending various events. There are many photographs of Takaezu's artwork as well as exhibition installations and opening receptions. There are a few photographs of artists such as Lenore Tawney and Lee Nordness. Most of the series consists of photographs and snapshots, but there are some slides and transparencies as well. This series also includes born digital photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1937-circa 2010 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1950-2010 (6.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-8, OV 25)

Series 3: Interviews and Documentaries, 1970-2009 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 8-10, FC 34-36, ER01-ER02)

Series 4: Artist Files, circa 1940-2010 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 10-12, OV 26)

Series 5: Organization Files, 1952-2010 (5 linear feet; Boxes 12-16, OV 27-28, ER03)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1966-2009 (0.4 linear feet; Box 17)

Series 7: Studio Practice Files, circa 1956-circa 2010 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 17, 24, OV 29

Series 8: Printed Material, 1949-2012 (2.9 linear feet; Boxes 17-20, OV 30-32)

Series 9: Photographic Material, circa 1925-2010 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 20-23, OV 33, ER04-ER19)
Biographical / Historical:
Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) was a Japanese American ceramicist who was primarily based in Quakertown, New Jersey. Takaezu was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, on June 17, 1922. Her parents Shinsa and Kama Takaezu were Japanese immigrants and she was one of eleven children.

Starting around 1940, Takaezu worked at the Hawaii Potter's Guild in Honolulu. She later took classes at the Honolulu Academy of Arts (now called the Honolulu Museum of Art School) and attended the University of Hawaii (1948-1951) where she studied ceramics with Claude Horan. From 1951 to 1954, Takaezu attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she studied under ceramicist Maija Grotell. In 1957, she participated in the American Craft Council conference in Ansilomar, California, where she befriended fiber artist Lenore Tawney.

Throughout the course of her career, Toshiko Takaezu taught at many places. She taught at the YWCA in Honolulu, Cranbrook Academy; University of Wisconsin, Madison; Honolulu Academy of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, and Princeton University, and other art schools and institutions. In 1966, she established a studio in Clinton, New Jersey. She taught at Princeton the longest, from 1967 to 1992, and received an honorary doctorate from the university in 1996.

In 1975, Takaezu permanently settled in Quakertown, New Jersey, where she created a home and studio. From 1977 to 1981, Lenore Tawney lived with Takaezu in Quakertown and shared adjoining studio spaces. The two continued to travel together and remained close friends throughout their lives until Tawney passed away in 2007.

Toshiko Takaezu worked with painting, fiber, and even bronze, but she is most well known for her work with ceramics. In 1955, Takaezu traveled and studied ceramics in Japan for eight months. Her work is a testament to her bicultural heritage, reflecting both Japanese influences as well as her Western upbringing, and love of nature. While her early work included many functional objects, her explorations in art led to her signature "closed form" objects, which were hollow and sealed or included tiny openings to release gases during firing.

Takaezu also exhibited widely and had many solo and group exhibitions in the United States as well as Japan. Her work is in the collections of various museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Honolulu Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Among the many awards and accolades she recieved over the course of her career were the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1980), being named a Living Treasure of Hawaii (1987), and being the recipient of honorary doctorates from multiple universities and colleges. Takaezu died in Honolulu on March 9, 2011.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Toshiko Takaezu conducted by Gerry Williams, June 16, 2003.
Provenance:
The Toshiko Takaezu papers were donated by Toshiko Takaezu in 1978 and 2006, and by Don Fletcher, a friend of Takaezu's, in 2013 and 2020.
Restrictions:
The glaze recipes in the studio practice files are access restricted; written permission is required to view these documents. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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 Reference Services for more information.
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:
Ceramicists -- New Jersey  Search this
Educators -- New Jersey  Search this
Ceramicists -- Hawaii  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Toshiko Takaezu papers, circa 1925-circa 2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.takatosh
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-takatosh
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Transcript of Toshiko Takaezu Interviewed by Richard Polsky for Columbia University

Collection Creator:
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1995
Collection Restrictions:
The glaze recipes in the studio practice files are access restricted; written permission is required to view these documents. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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 Reference Services for more information.
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:
Toshiko Takaezu papers, circa 1925-circa 2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Toshiko Takaezu papers / Series 3: Interviews and Documentaries / Interviews
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-takatosh-ref357
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Oral history interview with Mary Lee Hu

Interviewee:
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
American Craft Council  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Students  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Lawrence Arts Center  Search this
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale -- Students  Search this
University of Washington -- Faculty  Search this
Baldridge, Mark S., 1946-  Search this
Choo, Chunghi  Search this
Christensen, Hans, 1924-1983  Search this
Dingeldein, Otto  Search this
Eikerman, Alma  Search this
Farafol, Daphne  Search this
Fenster, Fred, 1934-  Search this
Fike, Phillip G., 1927-1997  Search this
Halper, Vicki  Search this
Ho, Ron  Search this
Kidman, Hero  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Marshall, John, 1936-  Search this
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Matzdorf, Kurt  Search this
McMurray, James  Search this
Moty, Eleanor  Search this
Noffke, Gary  Search this
Pujol, Eleanor  Search this
Seppä, Heikki  Search this
Turner, Gary  Search this
Warashina, Patti, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (Sound recording: 8 wav files (5 hr., 42 min.), digital)
163 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Afghanistan -- Description and Travel
Australia -- Description and Travel
China -- Description and Travel
Indonesia -- Description and Travel
Iran -- Description and Travel
Nepal -- Description and Travel
Ohio -- Description and Travel
Papua New Guinea -- Description and Travel
Tibet (China) -- Description and Travel
Turkey -- description and travel
Date:
2009 March 18-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mary Lee Hu conducted 2009 March 18-19, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Hu's home and studio, in Seattle, Washington.
Hu speaks of growing up outside Cleveland, Ohio; her early interest in making objects; attending the Lawrence Art Center camp in Kansas at the age of 16 where she first experimented with metals; her like of working with tools in order to create something; taking metal smith classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art during high school; attending Miami University in Ohio for two years followed by two years an Cranbrook Academy of Art; working as a TA with L. Brent Kington at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale; her collaborative work in both textiles and metals while at Carbondale which lead to her first experimentation in weaving silver wire; creating a body of work for her Master's thesis in which all the pieces were woven wire; various works, their origins, when, where and why they were created, including her Neckpiece, Choker, Bracelet, Brooch and Ring series; her aesthetic interest in patterns, line and positive/negative space; a limited interest in and use of color in her work; the transition from silver to gold wire; a progressively larger interest in the history of jewelry and body adornment which eventually became a lecture at the University of Washington, where she taught for 26 years; numerous trips around the world to countries such as China, Tibet, Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia; a strong interest in ethnic and native jewelry/body adornment practices; the various purposes which jewelry can serve in society; her involvement with the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the American Craft Council; her technique based teaching practices; the role that modern technology plays in teaching, learning, and making jewelry; the lack of support and funds for metals programs in universities around the country; her library, which includes aver 2,000 books about the history of jewelry and body adornment; her collection of jewelry from around the world; her want to create beautiful and functional jewelry; the public and private aspects to jewelry and it's role in museums; current projects and the importance to maintain interest of metals in younger generations. Hu also recalls Gary Turner, Hans Christensen, Otto Dingeldein, Heikki Seppä, Hero Kielman, Phil Fike, Patti Warashina, Gary Noffke, Elliott Pujol, Chonghi Choo, Daphne Farafo, Vicki Halper, Ron Ho, Miye Matsukata, Alma Eikermann, Mark Baldridge, Kurt Matzdorf, Eleanor Moty, Fred Fenster, John Marshall, James McMurray, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Lee Hu (1943- ) is a metalsmith in Seattle, Washington. Smith was educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Southern Illinois University. She teaches at the University of Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 43 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.
Occupation:
Metal-workers -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Educators -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Body adornment  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Jewelry making -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Jewelry making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Jewelry making -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hu09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a23bb6bc-66a5-4900-9a0f-031b4e2ab83d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hu09
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Oral history interview with William Douglas Carlson, 2009 June 24-25

Interviewee:
Carlson, William Douglas, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Billeci, Andre  Search this
Carpenter, James  Search this
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Dailey, Dan  Search this
Daley, William  Search this
Fereighi, Christine  Search this
Heizer, Michael  Search this
Heller, Doug  Search this
Hilton, Eric  Search this
Marquis, Richard  Search this
Marx, Bonnie  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Smith, Terry  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Young, Brent  Search this
Alfred University  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Lowe Art Museum  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Search this
University of Miami  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Douglas Carlson, 2009 June 24-25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Glass artists -- Florida -- Interviews  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15696
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283444
AAA_collcode_carlso09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283444
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Oral history interview with John Marshall, 2001 April 5

Interviewee:
Marshall, John, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Subject:
Bacorn, Don  Search this
Bates, Kenneth F. (Kenneth Francis)  Search this
Clague, John  Search this
DuSell, Lee  Search this
Griffin, Gary  Search this
Hauberg, Anne Gould  Search this
Lannan, J. Patrick  Search this
Lutz, Winifred  Search this
Metcalf, Bruce  Search this
Miller, Fred, (Decorative artist)  Search this
Miller, John Paul  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Penington, Ruth  Search this
Scott, Michael  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Solberg, Ramona  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Carnegie Institute of Technology  Search this
Carnegie Museum of Art  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Grove City College  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Syracuse University  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Germany -- description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Marshall, 2001 April 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Jewelers -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Religious articles  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13311
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226985
AAA_collcode_marsha01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_226985
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Jason Schoener papers, 1952-1996

Creator:
Schoener, Jason, 1919-1997  Search this
Subject:
Arbuthnot, Nancy Prothro  Search this
Schoener, Virginia  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Place:
Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Citation:
Jason Schoener papers, 1952-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6645
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215960
AAA_collcode_schojaso
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215960

Alberta Cifolelli papers, circa 1944 -2010

Creator:
Cifolelli, Alberta, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Goulet, Lorrie  Search this
Alfvén, Inger  Search this
Barker, James E.  Search this
Henderson, Alva  Search this
Hoffmann, Roald  Search this
Kuspit, Donald B. (Donald Burton)  Search this
Smith, Pat  Search this
Stanczak, Julian  Search this
Stapleton, Jean  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Alberta Cifolelli papers, circa 1944 -2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13354
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)252360
AAA_collcode_cifoalbe
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_252360

Henry G. Keller papers

Creator:
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949  Search this
Names:
Carnegie Institute  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Keller, Albert  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1880-1962
Summary:
The papers of Ohio painter, lithographer, and educator Henry G. Keller date from circa 1880-1962 and measure 1.3 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, professional and personal correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artworks and artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Ohio painter, lithographer, and educator Henry G. Keller date from circa 1880-1962 and measure 1.3 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, professional and personal correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artworks and artifacts.

The bulk of Henry Keller's correspondence relates to the sale and exhibition of his works of art. Letters are found from institution and museums including the Carnegie Institute and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Also, correspondence is found for Albert Keller, most of which concerns his father's career and estate.
Arrangement:
Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1920-1945 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1905-1961 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1920-circa 1952 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1925-circa 1955 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1913-1962 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1880-circa 1940 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2, 4)

Series 7: Sketchbooks, Artwork and Artifacts, circa 1898-1948 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2-4)

The collection is arranged as 7 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry G. Keller (1869-1949) was a painter, lithographer, and educator active in Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1869, Henry Keller was born at sea to German parents who settled in Northern Ohio. Keller received arts education in Cleveland as well as the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhem, Germany and the Art Students League in New York City. He returned to Ohio where he worked as a lithographer for the Morgan Lithography Company. For forty years, Keller taught painting classes at the Cleveland School of Art (Cleveland Institute of Art) and at his artist colony in Berlin Heights, Ohio.

Keller married Imogene Leslie in 1893 and they had two sons, Albert and Leslie. The family travelled throughout Europe. After the death of his wife, Henry Keller moved to California to be with Albert. He died a year later in 1949.
Provenance:
The Henry G. Keller papers were donated by Albert Keller via the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1976.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Topic:
Lithographers -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Henry G. Keller papers, circa 1880-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kellhenr
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97d96698c-d9bf-4b9b-bb18-19d1a4d65cda
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kellhenr

Oral history interview with Eddie Dominguez

Interviewee:
Dominguez, Eddie, 1957-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fleming, Stephen  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Alfred University -- Students  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Students  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Crafts  Search this
University of Nebraska -- Faculty  Search this
Abrams, Fay  Search this
Casebeer, Doug, 1956-  Search this
Hepburn, Tony  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Jimenez, Luis, 1940-2006  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
Munson, Larry  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Ryman, Robert, 1930-2019  Search this
Saks, Esther  Search this
Salomon, Judith  Search this
Extent:
71 Pages (Transcript)
12 Items (Sound recording: 12 sound files (4hr., 23 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2006 July 27-28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Eddie Dominguez conducted 2006 July 27-28, by Stephen Fleming, 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 Roswell, New Mexico.
Dominguez speaks of his childhood in Tucumcari, New Mexico; the strong drive to create he felt from his youth; attending Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio; receiving his M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in New York; being awarded a Gift of Time grant for the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in 1986; the differences he encountered returning to the program 20 years later; his involvement with Haystack Mountain School of Crafts where he serves on the board of directors; participating in numerous workshops and lectures, including workshops at Penland School of Crafts; working as a regional artist and what that designation means to him; teaching experiences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; the importance of giving back to communities; his enjoyment in working with children to create public art installations; the influence of the Southwest landscape in his work; the very physical way he interacts with his work through piercing, burning, tearing, et cetera; being influenced by artists such as Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Robert Ryman, Luis Jimenez, Agnes Martin, and others; the issue of ethnicity and race in identifying his art; and recent explorations with computer technology and digital photography. Dominguez also recalls Judith Salomon, Tony Hepburn, Wayne Higby, Fay Abrams, Larry Munson, Esther Saks, Doug Casebeer, Kenneth Price and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Eddie Dominguez (1957- ) is a ceramicist from Roswell, New Mexico. Stephen Fleming (1950- ) is the director of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Roswell, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 23 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.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.doming06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dbf64952-9fa3-4b0e-ab63-8ce52c481842
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-doming06
Online Media:

Wheeler, Edward

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 101, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1954
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw906ed090a-859c-42e1-a296-c109f7c465c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref11630
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Jason Schoener papers

Creator:
Schoener, Jason  Search this
Names:
Arbuthnot, Nancy Prothro  Search this
Schoener, Virginia, 1923-  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((144 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Date:
1952-1996
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence (143 letters, 1952-1988, many addressed to Jason and Virginia) includes 85 letters from Schoener's uncle, William Zorach and his wife Marguerite, discussing daily events, family matters, and offering advice on Schoener's carreer. There is also a letter from Max Weber thanking Schoener for the handmade cufflinks "that were made by one who loves and creates beauty." Also found is the 1996 publication "An American Artist in World War II: Jason Schoener at Eniwetak" by Nancy Arbuthnot, which recounts the Schoener's experiences and reproduces his paintings from his navy commission during the last year of WWII.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, ceramist, painter, educator; Oakland, California. Born 1919. Schoener graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and also studied at Case Western Reserve, the Art Students League of New York, and Columbia University. He and his wife, Virginia, settled in the San Francisco Bay area in 1953. Schoener was a longtime professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. During his Navy service in WWII, Schoener produced a series of watercolors which became the subject of a publication by Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot in 1996. He exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Jason and Virginia Schoener.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schojaso
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw967e35556-8c21-43bd-9feb-54463f7cc901
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schojaso

Oral history interview with Toshiko Takaezu

Interviewee:
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Interviewer:
Williams, Gerald, 1926-2014  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Princeton University -- Faculty  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Horan, Claude.  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2003 June 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Toshiko Takaezu conducted 2003 June 16, by Gerry Williams, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Quakertown, N.J.
Takaezu describes growing up in Hawaii in a large family; her first work as a commercial potter; working with Claude Horan; how religion factors into her work; studying ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art with Maija Grotell; the role of universities and apprenticeships in the craft movement; teaching at Princeton and the Cleveland Institute of Art; visiting artists in Japan; setting up a studio in Clinton, N.J.; her teaching philosophy; the evolution of her work from functional to closed vessels; the inside of her large pots; the importance of color and glazes; her career highlights; the inspiration she finds in nature; her role in political and social activities; her relationship with galleries, including Perimeter and Charles Cowles Gallery; her exhibition history; and the changing face of the American craft movement. She also recalls Claude Horan, Maija Grotell, Otagaki Rengetsu, Kaneshige, Rosanjin, Jeff Schlanger, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) was a Japanese American ceramist of Quakertown, New Jersey. Gerry Williams (1926- ) is the co-founder and former editor of Studio Potter in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. Takaezu's birth date is also cited as 1929.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 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.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- New Jersey  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese American women artists  Search this
Asian American ceramicists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.takaez03
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw922563297-8b8e-452b-bb2b-c8485197f8a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-takaez03
Online Media:

Mary Ann Scherr papers

Creator:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet
0.282 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Date:
1941-2013
bulk 1960-2000
Summary:
The papers of jeweler and designer Mary Ann Scherr measure 4.0 linear feet and 0.282 GB and date from 1941 to 2013, with the bulk of the material from 1960 to 2000. Scherr's career is documented through scattered biographical material and a digital video recording of an interview; correspondence with museums, universities, professional entities, and colleagues; writings by her as well as professional and student writings about her; business records documenting projects and connections with institutions and organizations; news clippings, promotional ephemera, catalogs, posters, and other printed materials; and photographs of Scherr and of her artwork. An additional 2.0 linear feet donated in 2016 includes biographical material including information about Scherr's children, resumes and awards; personal and professional correspondence; teaching files and material regarding honorary degrees; project files pertaining to Scherr's "Body Monitors" jewelry; financial records including invoices for projects and supplies; photographs of Scherr with her designs, with others, and of works of art; artwork consisting of designs, illustrations, and computer clip art design; and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of jeweler and designer Mary Ann Scherr measure 4.0 linear feet and 0.282 GB and date from 1941 to 2013, with the bulk of the material from 1960 to 2000. Scherr's career is documented through scattered biographical material and a digital video recording of an interview; correspondence with museums, universities, professional entities, and colleagues; writings by her as well as professional and student writings about her; business records documenting projects and connections with institutions and organizations; news clippings, promotional ephemera, catalogs, posters, and other printed materials; and photographs of Scherr and of her artwork. An additional 2.0 linear feet donated in 2016 includes biographical material including information about Scherr's children, resumes and awards; personal and professional correspondence; teaching files and material regarding honorary degrees; project files pertaining to Scherr's "Body Monitors" jewelry; financial records including invoices for projects and supplies; photographs of Scherr with her designs, with others, and of works of art; artwork consisting of designs, illustrations, and computer clip art design; and printed material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-2005 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet, ER01; 0.282 GB)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1941-2007 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 3: Writings, 1979-2005 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1947-2004 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1950-2007 (Box 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1960-1999 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Ann Scherr (1921-) is a jeweler and designer living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Scherr was born in Akron, Ohio, and trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art, The University of Akron, and Kent State University, among others. She has worked in illustration, automotive and toy design, fashion, and metalwork but is most renowned for her functional approach to jewelry design through "body monitors," high-tech utilitarian ornaments that monitor and react to the conditions of the wearer or the wearer's surroundings.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Mary Ann Scherr conducted by Mary Douglas, April 6-7, 2001.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Mary Ann Scherr in 2001, 2005, and 2008 under the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Additional material donated 2016 by Scott Scherr, Mary Ann Scherr's son.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of video recording requires advance notice.
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:
Goldsmiths -- North Carolina -- Raleigh  Search this
Jewelers -- North Carolina -- Raleigh  Search this
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2007, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schemary
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Mary Ann Scherr papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9311b898c-7aa8-4da1-844d-327f40f0d28a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schemary

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