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Oral history interview with William Keyser, Jr, 2003 April 25-May 2

Interviewee:
Keyser, William A., 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cooke, Edward S., 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon Univ.)  Search this
Rochester Institute of Technology  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Woodworkers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Coaster cars  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13114
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)240202
AAA_collcode_keyser03
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_240202
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Keyser, Jr

Creator:
Keyser, William A., Jr. (William Alphonse), 1936-  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Interviewer:
Cooke, Edward S., 1954-  Search this
Names:
Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon Univ.) -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Rochester Institute of Technology -- Faculty  Search this
Extent:
107 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2003 April 25-May 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Kesyer Jr. conducted 2003 April 25 and May 2, by Edward S. Cooke Jr., for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Victor, N.Y.
Keyser describes his childhood, including his early interest in construction through his father's home wood shop and the Soap Box Derbies of the 1950s; his participation in the Fisher Body Division automobile design competition and science fairs in high school; studying engineering and sculpture at Carnegie Mellon University; working at Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Company; his studies at Kent State University and the School of American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT); his teaching positions at RIT and Ohio University; the curriculum he established at RIT and the goals and structure of the woodworking program; he discusses moving away from teaching in the 1990s; the advantages and disadvantages of commissions; his liturgical and speculative work; the influence of furniture and art movements on his furniture; the importance of his family and his Catholic faith; the benefits of university involvement and summer arts programs; his travels in New England and Scandinavia; being well received as a regional artist; the importance of publications in furniture and art; four objects that were terminal points in his career; and the future of woodworking. He also recalls Mel Someroski, Tage Frid, Michael Harms, Jere Osgood, Wendell Castle, James Krenov, Craig McArt, Doug Sigler, Daniel Jackson, Robert Johnston, Lamar White, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
William Keyser, Jr. (1936- ) is a woodworker from Victor, N.Y. Edward S. Cooke, Jr. is a professor.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 55 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:
Woodworkers -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Coaster cars  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.keyser03
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-keyser03

Geoffrey Thompson: Rollar Coaster Car (England), 1985

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-164, National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-164-refidd1e2235

Roller Coaster Car, 1978

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-164, National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-164-refidd1e488

Soap box derby at Frederick Douglass Recreation center

Collection Creator:
Bazemore, Henry  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print: silver gelatin , 8 1/2 x 12 in. (21.6 x 30.5 cm))
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1943 - 1945
Scope and Contents:
Left to Right: Henry "Bunky" Bazemore (in car); Ronald Ray; Morris Taylor; Lauritz Ray; unknown; unknown; Comanche Ray; Harry Ray; Joe Greenfield; Billy Roberts. Standing in back: Harriet Ray.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American children  Search this
Recreation centers  Search this
Coaster cars  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Henry Bazemore.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-067, Item ACMA PH2009.7008.53
See more items in:
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs / Photographs / Prints / Soapbox Derby
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-067-ref563

Henry Bazemore standing near soap box car

Collection Creator:
Bazemore, Henry  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , 6 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (17.1 x 19.7 cm))
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1943 - 1945
Collection Restrictions:
Use of materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American children  Search this
Coaster cars  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Henry Bazemore.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-067, Item ACMA PH2009.7008.56
See more items in:
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs / Photographs / Prints / Soapbox Derby
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-067-ref566

Official magazine of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art artists' soap box derby

Creator:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Subject:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Place:
San Francisco, Calif.
Date:
1978 May 21
Topic:
Coaster cars  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16730
See more items in:
Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16730

Wheelies!

Publisher:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Date created:
2010-01-31 00:00:00
Topic:
Arts  Search this
Design  Search this
Physics  Search this
Unbalanced force  Search this
Newton  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_954

[Trade catalogs from Frank F. Taylor Co.]

Company Name:
Frank F. Taylor Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Unique. Taylor-Tot, a combination baby walker, go-cart, and coaster-car ; Infanseat, a combination high chair, toilet seat, auto seat and baby swing ; Go-Bi-Bi baby walker ; Taylor-Wag children's wagon ; Doll-Tot, a combination doll carriage and doll walker
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Toys and games  Search this
Topic:
Games  Search this
Toy making  Search this
Toys  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_33370
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_33370

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