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Oral history interview with Humphery Emery, 1973 April 25-1973 May 29

Interviewee:
Emery, Humphery  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Humphery Emery, 1973 April 25-1973 May 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12901
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212653
AAA_collcode_emery73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212653
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Humphery Emery

Interviewee:
Emery, Humphery  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
26 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1973 April 25-1973 May 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Humphery Emery conducted 1973 April 25-1973 May 29, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Humphrey Emery is an arts administrator of Boston, Massachusetts.
General:
Sound quality is poor.
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 34 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.emery73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw920a20785-34b7-4cb7-a1b5-77319d3a2fa6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-emery73
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American Handicraft Council records, circa 1937-1940

Creator:
American Handicraft Council  Search this
Subject:
Emery, Humphery  Search this
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Carnegie Corporation of New York  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
American Handicraft Council records, circa 1937-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5892
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208732
AAA_collcode_amerhand
Theme:
Art Market
Art Movements and Schools
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208732

Society of Arts and Crafts records, 1899-1960

Creator:
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
Whiting, Frederic Allen  Search this
Emery, Humphery  Search this
Citation:
Society of Arts and Crafts records, 1899-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211656
AAA_collcode_sociofac
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211656

Society of Arts and Crafts records

Creator:
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Names:
Emery, Humphery  Search this
Whiting, Frederic Allen, 1873-1959  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1899-1960
Summary:
The records of the Boston-based Society of Arts and Crafts measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1899 to 1960. The scattered documentations contain administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, printed materials including twenty-two issues of Handicraft, and a photograph.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Boston-based Society of Arts and Crafts measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1899 to 1960. The scattered documentation contains administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, printed materials including twenty-two issues of Handicraft, and a photograph.

Administrative records include lists of members, historical sketches, by-laws. Scattered correspondence dates from 1946 to 1960 and is from Humphery Emery's time as director of the society. Writings consist of a speech by Henry Pasco, a draft of a letter to the editor, general notes and notes between sales agents and society members, and lists. Creating the bulk of the collection are printed materials issued by the society including twenty-two issues of Handicraft from 1902 to 1912, annual reports, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and bulletins. Also found is one photograph of a work of art labeled to be by Fred K. W. Allen.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.

Series 1: Society of Arts and Crafts Records, 1899-1960 (1.0 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897, the Society of Arts and Crafts was formed to develop and encourage higher artistic standards in handicrafts. The organization is still active.

When formed, the Society of Arts and Crafts became the first national craft organization in the United States. According to their website, the missions of the Society of Arts and Crafts are to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft. The society has had many respected individual directors including Frederic Allen Whiting and Humphery J. Emery. Since its founding, the Society of Arts and Crafts has held special exhibits showing ancient and modern craft; established a sales room and permanent exhibition space voted on by a jury with advice and criticism; and held meetings educational programming for members and the community.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the American Handicraft Council records, circa 1937-1940, an organization closely affiliated with the Society of Arts and Crafts.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reels 142, 300-322, 429, and 3468-3469. The loaned papers include photographs of buildings and sales rooms, a record book, craftsmen and exhibition files, six scrapbooks, organizational material, and sales records. These records are now located at the Fine Arts Department, Boston Public Library and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Society of Arts and Crafts donated these records to the Archives of American Art in 1972.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires and 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.
Topic:
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Massachusetts
Citation:
Society of Arts and Crafts records, 1899-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sociofac
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98018bca7-9e7d-4cc1-bae1-088867d50c7c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sociofac

American Handicraft Council records

Creator:
American Handicraft Council  Search this
Names:
Carnegie Corporation of New York  Search this
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Emery, Humphery  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (circa 750 items on 1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Interviews
Date:
circa 1937-1940
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed American Handicraft Council records contain a certificate of incorporation; draft of articles of incorporation and by-laws; meeting minutes (1939 April-1940 January); 12 reports regarding progress of activities and council objectives; a fundraising file containing correspondence (some photocopies) between the American Handicraft Council and possible contributors (1937-1939); and a list of sponsors. Also included are files on the economic study of handicrafts in the United States under a grant from the Carnegie Corporation including surveys of craftspersons' production, marketing, and financing skills and experiences; photographs of sample handicrafts; financial records; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
The American Handicraft Council was founded in 1939 in Wilmington, Delaware. It merged with the Handcraft Cooperative League of America in 1942 to form the organization now known as the American Craft Council. Humphery Emery, who appears in this collection, was director of the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston in the 1930s and became secretary of the American Handicraft Council upon its founding. The two organizations worked closely together in 1939-1940 to conduct an economic survey of handicrafts, first in New England, and later in the United States. As Emery kept papers concerning both organizations, additional material pertaining to the American Handicraft Council can be found in the papers of the Society of Arts and Crafts.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Society of Arts and Crafts records, 1899-1960.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1982 and 1985 by the Society of Arts & Crafts.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Citation:
American Handicraft Council records. Owned by the Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston. Microfilmed by Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.amerhand
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95284198b-cac4-4ba4-b221-f36688e0b6cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amerhand

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