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Oral history interview with Raymond Steth, 1990 April 28

Interviewee:
Steth, Raymond, 1917-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Kline, Marge  Search this
Subject:
Thrash, Dox  Search this
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Philographic School of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
African American military personnel  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11475
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213643
AAA_collcode_steth90
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213643

Raymond Steth papers, 1941-1989

Creator:
Steth, Raymond, 1917-1997  Search this
Subject:
Philographic School of Art  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10175
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213171
AAA_collcode_stetraym
Theme:
African American
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213171

Oral history interview with Raymond Steth

Interviewee:
Steth, Raymond, 1917-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Kline, Marge  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Pa.)  Search this
Philographic School of Art  Search this
Thrash, Dox, 1892-1965  Search this
Extent:
123 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 April 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Raymond Steth conducted 1990 April 28, by Marge Kline, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Steth discusses his early life and education in the South and in Philadelphia; his experiences in the Graphic Arts Division of the Federal Art Project (FAP); his fellow printmaker Dox Thrash and the development of the carborundum print; working in shipyards during World War II; opening up the Philographic Workshop in 1948; the instructors there; its eventual closing in 1953; and his career outside of the arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Raymond Steth (1917-1997) was a printmaker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 17 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American printmakers  Search this
African American military personnel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.steth90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d25afda3-9626-4e67-b38b-ec381ae1db70
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-steth90
Online Media:

Raymond Steth papers

Creator:
Steth, Raymond, 1917-1997  Search this
Names:
Philographic School of Art  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1941-1989
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American printmaker Raymond Steth contains corrrespondence; business records; photographs; printed material; and records of the Philographic School of Art including correspondence, financial records, course materials, student records, printed material, and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Raymond Steth (1917-1997) was an African American printmaker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked for the WPA's Federal Art Project graphics division and collaborated with Dox Thrash, an artist known for developing new methods of Carborundum printing. After the WPA, Steth founded and directed the Philographic School of Art, an independent printmaking and graphics workshop teaching commercial, fine, and graphic art.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Oral history interview with Raymond Steth, 1990 April 28 conducted by Marge Kline.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.stetraym
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90a218f78-351b-413f-b33d-1d76055025bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stetraym

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