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Call for submissions for the 1957 Midwest Designer-Craftsmen exhibition

Creator:
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Subject:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
ca. 1957
Topic:
Arts and crafts  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10386
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Michael Higgins papers, 1949-1973
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10386

Works by Designer-Craftsmen of the Mississippi Basin

Creator:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Subject:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1957
Topic:
Arts and crafts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)182
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Harvey K. Littleton papers, 1946-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_182

Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen records, 1937-1973

Creator:
Wisconsin Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Wisconsin Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Subject:
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts  Search this
Wisconsin Artists Federation  Search this
Topic:
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Wisconsin -- Oshkosh  Search this
Handicraft -- Wisconsin  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8769
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210952
AAA_collcode_wiscdesc
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210952

Oral history interview with Harvey K. Littleton, 2001 March 15

Interviewee:
Littleton, Harvey K., 1922-2013  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K., 1922-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Byrd, Joan Falconer, 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Braden, Norah  Search this
Brown, William J. (William Joseph)  Search this
Dreisbach, Fritz  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eisch, Erwin  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M.  Search this
Hamada, Shōji  Search this
Marioni, Dante  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Turner, Robert Chapman  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Ann Arbor Potters Guild  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Corning Glass Works  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Penland School of Handicrafts  Search this
Pilchuck School  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
University of Michigan  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Glass artists -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Potters -- Interviews  Search this
Pottery -- Study and teaching -- United States.  Search this
Printmakers -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11795
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226975
AAA_collcode_little01
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_226975
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Frances Higgins, 2003 November 8

Interviewee:
Higgins, Frances Stewart, 1912-2004  Search this
Higgins, Frances Stewart, 1912-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Glass blowing and working -- Technique  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12151
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246706
AAA_collcode_higgin03
Theme:
Craft
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_246706
Online Media:

Arthur J. Pulos papers, 1935-[ca. 1980s], bulk 1947-1960

Creator:
Pulos, Arthur J., 1917-1997  Search this
Pulos, Arthur J., 1917-1997  Search this
Subject:
Pulos Design Associates  Search this
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Creative Buildings (Firm)  Search this
Midwest-Designer Craftsmen Society  Search this
Syracuse University  Search this
Topic:
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Handicraft -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8843
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211028
AAA_collcode_puloarth
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211028

Harvey K. Littleton papers, 1946-1975

Creator:
Littleton, Harvey K., 1922-2013  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K., 1922-2013  Search this
Subject:
American Ceramic Society  Search this
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Jugtown Pottery (Firm)  Search this
Wisconsin Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- United States  Search this
Handicraft -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9159
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211353
AAA_collcode_littharv
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211353

Arthur J. Pulos papers

Creator:
Pulos, Arthur J.  Search this
Names:
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Creative Buildings (Firm)  Search this
Midwest-Designer Craftsmen Society  Search this
Pulos Design Associates  Search this
Syracuse University. Dept. of Industrial Design  Search this
Extent:
61.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1935-[ca. 1980s]
bulk 1947-1960
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, notes, sketches and renderings, exhibition and subject files, teaching files, financial records and clippings document Pulos' career and involvement in industrial design and crafts organizations.
ADDITION: Biographical information; correspondence; writings and notes; teaching files; drawings; and research files. The bulk of the addition pertains to his years as head of industrial design at Syracuse University and his professional writings and affiliations relating to industrial design.
Biographical / Historical:
Silversmith, industrial designer, educator, author, Syracuse, N.Y. Born 1917. Died Jan. 15, 1997. Taught design for several years at the University of Illinois and at Syracuse University where he also chaired the Dept. of Industrial Design. Founded and managed Pulos Design Associates. Involved in many crafts and industrial design organizations and author of several books.
Related Materials:
Arthur J. Pulos papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated by Arthur J. Pulos, 1983-1994 and in 1997 by Pulos' widow Elizabeth and their three children.
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:
Silversmiths  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Industrial designers  Search this
Topic:
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Handicraft -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.puloarth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-puloarth

Oral history interview with Frances Higgins

Interviewee:
Higgins, Frances Stewart, 1912-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
43 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2003 November 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Frances Higgins conducted 2003 November 8, by Glenn Adamson, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Riverside Illinois.
Higgins speaks of her education at the Georgia College for Women and the Chicago Institute of Design; her marriage to fellow artist Michael Higgins; and the development of her glass techniques such as fused glass and the slumped method. She discusses her work for the Dearborn Glass Company, Heager Potteries, and General Electric; and the significance of several of these designs and patterns, including the popularity of Rondelays. She also comments on the Midwest Designer-Craftsmen; the glass blowing movement; the studio in Riverside; and the book, "Higgins: Adventures in Glass." Higgins also recalls Harvey Littleton, Maurice Heaton, Earl McCutcheon, Charles and Ray Eames, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Frances Stewart Higgins (1912-2004) was a glass artist of Riverside, Illinois. Glenn Adamson is an art historian.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 21 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.
Occupation:
Glass artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Glass blowing and working -- Technique  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.higgin03
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-higgin03

Oral history interview with Harvey K. Littleton

Interviewee:
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Interviewer:
Byrd, Joan Falconer  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
American Craft Council  Search this
Ann Arbor Potters Guild  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Corning Glass Works  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Handicrafts  Search this
Pilchuck School  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
University of Michigan -- Students  Search this
Braden, Norah, 1901-  Search this
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Dreisbach, Fritz  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eisch, Erwin, 1927-  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998  Search this
Hamada, Shōji, 1894-1978  Search this
Marioni, Dante, 1964-  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Turner, Robert Chapman, 1913-2005  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 March 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Harvey K. Littleton conducted 2001 March 15, by Joan Falconer Byrd, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Littleton's home, Spruce Pine, N.C.
Littleton speaks of his family background including the work of his father [Jesse Talbot Littleton] at Corning Glassworks, and his early experiences with glass at Corning. He discusses his studies at the University of Michigan in physics and his switch to sculpture; his studies at Cranbrook Academy, in 1941, and his teachers Marshall Fredericks and Carl Milles; his studies on industrial design; becoming a potter; and working at Corning Glassworks, in the summers, inspecting hand-blown coffee pots and top-of-the-stove ware. He discusses his service in the 849th Signal Intelligence Unit in North Africa and Italy during WWII; studying with Norah Braden, at the Brighton School of Art, in England; the importance of, "A Potter's Book," by Bernard Leach; teaching pottery at night, in Ann Arbor, Michigan; the beginnings of the Ann Arbor Potters Guild; making his own potters' wheels; serving on the board of Penland School of Crafts; the development of "American" art and the impact of the GI Bill on the creation and expansion of art departments; the "master-slave apprentice system"; "the genius of Shoji Hamada"; the properties of porcelain; artist communities at Penland and Cranbrook; the influence of Bill Brown, director of the Penland School of Crafts; art education and the impact of the MFA; Black Mountain College, Pilchuck Glass School, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; problems with the European educational system; the importance of Erwin Eisch's work on his development; his relationship with galleries and museums, particularly the Museum of Modern Art, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and American Craft Museum; and consignment laws. He also comments on the founding of the Midwest Designer Craftsmen; his involvement with the American Crafts Council (ACC) and the distinction between "the indigenous craftsman" and the "artist-craftsman"; American Crafts Council fairs; his printmaking; his techniques of sandblasting; teaching vitreography; and his plans for opening a print gallery. He recalls Charles Eames, Peter Voulkos, Shoji Hamada, Robert Turner, Dante Marioni, Fritz Dreisbach, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Harvey K. Littleton (1922- ) is a glass artist, potter, sculptor, and printmaker from Wisconsin and Spruce Pine, N.C. Joan Falconer Byrd (1939-) ia a professor in the art department of Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, N.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 10 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:
Glass artists -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Potters -- Interviews  Search this
Pottery -- Study and teaching -- United States.  Search this
Printmakers -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.little01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-little01

Harvey K. Littleton papers

Creator:
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Names:
American Ceramic Society  Search this
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Jugtown Pottery (Firm)  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Wisconsin Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear feet ((on 6 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1946-1975
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical data; photographs; notes and sketches; writings; applications for research grants; subject files; receipts and bills; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Harvey Littleton (1922- 2013) was a ceramicist, glassmaker, sculptor and educator in Wisconsin.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 by Harvey K. Littleton.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- Wisconsin  Search this
Glass artists -- Wisconsin  Search this
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- United States  Search this
Handicraft -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.littharv
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-littharv

Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen records

Creator:
Wisconsin Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Names:
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen  Search this
Wisconsin Artists Federation  Search this
Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts  Search this
Extent:
800 Items ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1973
Scope and Contents:
Organizational records including those of the Wisconsin Artists Federation and the Society of Applied Arts, the two predecessors of the Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen. Records contain correspondence; constitutions; minutes of regular meetings and of council and committee meetings; financial records; membership lists; biographical data sheets on members; exhibitors' lists; lists of awards; bulletins; newsletters; a scrapbook; five calendars which include the work of Wisconsin craftsmen; and some material on related organizations such as the American Crafts Council and Midwest Designer-Craftsmen.
Biographical / Historical:
Arts and crafts society; Milwaukee, Wisc. Founded as the Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts (1916-1936) then becoming the Wisconsin Artists Federation (1936). Its purpose is "to promote fellowship among the workers, and to raise the standards of beauty in objects of common use, to bring designer and worker into mutual relationship..."
Provenance:
Lent 1973 by Sister M. Rosemarita Huebner, president of the society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Wisconsin -- Oshkosh  Search this
Handicraft -- Wisconsin  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wiscdesc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wiscdesc

Folder 12 Midwest Designer-Craftsmen (1959)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Container:
Box 38 of 92
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 290, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 1: DISPERSAL FILES, ALPHABETIC BY EXHIBIT TITLE / Box 38
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0290-refidd1e5485

Folder 25 Midwest Designer-Craftsmen Exhibition, 1957-1959

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 316, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 1: EXHIBITION FILES, 1950-1965, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0316-refidd1e2231

Exhibition of works by Designer-Craftsmen of the Mississippi Basin / organized jointly by the Art Institute of Chicago and Midwest Designer-Craftsmen

Author:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen Society  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mississippi River Valley
Date:
1957
Topic:
Handicraft--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK819.M5 C53
NK819.M5C53
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_136308

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