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Oral history interview with Herman Glendenning, 1979 Aug. 9-Oct. 31

Interviewee:
Glendenning, Herman W., 1906-1997  Search this
Glendenning, Herman W., 1906-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Silverwork -- United States  Search this
Silversmiths -- Massachusetts -- Westminster -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12403
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212738
AAA_collcode_glende79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212738

Oral history interview with Margret Craver Withers, 1983-1985

Interviewee:
Withers, Margret Craver, 1907-2010  Search this
Withers, Margret Craver, 1907-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Fleming, Erik, Baron  Search this
Heinrich, Leonard  Search this
Kirk, Arthur Neville  Search this
Stone, Arthur J.  Search this
Weir, Wilson  Search this
Withers, Charles C.  Search this
Handy & Harman (Firm)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Silversmiths -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelers -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- Interviews  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12686
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216021
AAA_collcode_wither83
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216021
Online Media:

Massachusetts Fieldwork: Interview with George and Peter Erickson of Gardner (silversmiths), Len Curcio of Gardner (chair seat weaving) by Heidi Gitelman and Betty Belanus

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Massachusetts Program 1988 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Gitelman, Heidi (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Erickson, Peter, 1951-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
analog.
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Massachusetts
Date:
1987 July 23
Contents:
Side A:George And Peter Erickson, Swedish/English Siversmiths Side B: Len Curcio, Chair Seat Maker, Co Owner Of Business, Italian.
Local Numbers:
FP-1988-CT-0036
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Massachusetts, United States, July 23, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Chairs -- Design and construction  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1988, Item FP-1988-CT-0036
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Ingenuity and Tradition: The Common Wealth of Massachusetts / 4.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5fe86b8ba-92c4-4dfb-9e4e-e715e09bcbea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1988-ref1040

Massachusetts Fieldwork: Interview with Archie Nahman of Greenfield (machinist, menorah maker), George and Peter Erickson of Gardner (silversmiths) by Heidi Gitelman and Betty Belanus

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Massachusetts Program 1988 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Gitelman, Heidi (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Nahman, Archie, 1938-  Search this
Erickson, Peter, 1951-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
analog.
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Massachusetts
Date:
1987 July 21-1987 July 23
Contents:
Side A: Archie Nahman, Machinist/ Artist, Makes Religous Art, Talks Of Jewish/South African Background And Its Influence.(Greenfield) Side B: George And Peter Erickson, Silversmiths.(Gardner,Ma)
Local Numbers:
FP-1988-CT-0035
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Massachusetts, United States, July 21, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Machinists  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1988, Item FP-1988-CT-0035
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Ingenuity and Tradition: The Common Wealth of Massachusetts / 4.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d737bdb2-849e-4af7-83cf-deb61e8b52c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1988-ref1039

Herman Glendenning papers, 1958-[ca. 1965]

Creator:
Glendenning, Herman W., 1906-1997  Search this
Glendenning, Herman W., 1906-1997  Search this
Subject:
Stone, Arthur J.  Search this
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Arthur J. Stone (Firm : Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Topic:
Silverwork -- Massachusetts  Search this
Silverwork -- England -- Sheffield  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7228
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209368
AAA_collcode_glenherm
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209368

Silver pattern brochures, 1938-1940

Creator:
Frank W. Smith, Inc. (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Frank W. Smith, Inc. (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Frank W.  Search this
Topic:
Silver flatware -- Massachusetts  Search this
Silverwork -- Massachusetts -- Gardner  Search this
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7035
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209168
AAA_collcode_franw
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209168

Arthur J. Stone workshop/Stone Silver Shop/Stone Associates records, 1824-1958

Creator:
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Arthur J. Stone (Firm : Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
Booth, George G. (George Gough)  Search this
Glendenning, Herman W.  Search this
Stone, Arthur J.  Search this
Stone Silver Shop (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Decorative arts -- Massachusetts -- Gardner  Search this
Silverwork -- Massachusetts -- Gardner  Search this
Silverwork -- Great Britain -- Catalogs  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208777
AAA_collcode_stonasso
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208777

[Trade catalogs from Towle Mfg. Co.]

Variant company name:
Chicago, IL ; New York, NY  Search this
Company Name:
Towle Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Towle Silversmiths  Search this
Notes content:
Silversmiths. Silverware. Histories of Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, and Lafayette with catalogs of silverware bearing their names.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
20 pieces; 7 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Silverware  Search this
Topic:
Silverware  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25634
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25634

[Trade catalogs from Margot Brothers]

Company Name:
Margot Brothers  Search this
Notes content:
watch case mfg. ; engine turners ; jobbers ; engraving ; polishing ; jewelry ; silverware
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
Please Select:
Topic (Romaine term):
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Topic:
Clocks and watches  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_42973
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_42973

[Trade catalogs from Richard T. Hewitson]

Variant company name:
Est. 1873  Search this
Company Name:
Richard T. Hewitson  Search this
Related companies:
Hewitson, Tirrell & Co. ; Ripley, Howland & Co. ; Mr. D. L. Tirrell  Search this
Notes content:
jewelry ; watches ; cases ; silverware ; optical goods ; shell combs ; gold and silver plating
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Topic:
Clocks and watches  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_42972
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_42972

[Trade catalogs from Curtin Jewelry Co.]

Company Name:
Curtin Jewelry Co.  Search this
Notes content:
silverware ; novelties ; rings ; jewelry ; pins ; belts ; watches
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Topic:
Clothing and dress  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Hats  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Shoes  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_42743
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_42743

[Trade catalogs from Reed & Barton]

Variant company name:
Established 1824  Search this
Company Name:
Reed & Barton  Search this
Related companies:
Taunton Britannia Mfg.  Search this
Notes content:
One item OVERSIZE ; goldsmiths, silversmiths and bronze founders ; unique covers ; 1908 ; silverplate ; pewter ware ; communion ware ; chests and cases ; lavatory sets ; trophies ; hotel silver ; church goods ; silver plated bread baskets, bowls and compotiers ; tea ware ; serving trays ; after dinner coffee sets ; water pitchers ; sandwich plates ; silver plated flatware ; unique photos of period style flatware, bowls ; see also: "Standard of Living," by Marina Moskowitz(2004); this book has an entire chapter on silverplate flatware and deals extensively with Reed & Barton ;
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
17 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Hotel; bar and restaurant supplies  Search this
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Religious paraphernalia  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Topic:
"Hotels -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Metals  Search this
Religious articles  Search this
Religious medals  Search this
Religious supplies industry  Search this
Restaurants  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_9777
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_9777

[Trade catalogs from John Russell Cutlery Co.]

Company Name:
John Russell Cutlery Co.  Search this
Related companies:
J. Russell & Co. (New York, NY) ; Green River Works  Search this
Notes content:
One item located OVERSIZE. Cutlery ; table knives ; table forks ; artists, painters, druggists knives ; pruning knives ; pocket knives ; barlows ; fisherman's knives ; hunting knives ; sheath knives ; fish knives ; pocket spatulas ; fish, corn and burlap knives ; broom corn, cotton sampling and honey knives ; banana and tobacco knives ; electro-plated ware ; silver plated ware ; painters' and paper-hangers' supplies ; putty knives ; 1884 and 1898 catalogs ; 1972 reproduction catalog
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Turners Falls, Massachusetts, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Smoking and tobacco accessories  Search this
Taxidermy; hunting and trapping supplies  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Fur trade  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Smoking paraphernalia  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Tobacco industry  Search this
Tobacco jars and boxes  Search this
Tobacco pipes  Search this
Trapping  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_41148
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_41148

[Trade catalogs from Morris Gordon & Son, Inc.]

Company Name:
Morris Gordon & Son, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Stamped tinware: dish pans, dairy pans; pie plates; muffin pans; loaf pans; sifters; funnels; milk cans; copper tea kettles; jappaned ware: kitchen canister sets; spittons; heavy plunge baths. Gas hot plates and stoves; electrical appliances; sterno stoves; oil heaters; oil ranges. Galvanized ware: garbage cans; ash sifter. Flatware. Bathroom fixtures; enameled fixtures. Woodenware: clothes dryers; curtan stretchers. Cleanup supplies. Aluminum, pyrex goods. Household hardware; thermometers; tumblers; goblets; decanters; garden sets; preserving supplies; screen doors; bicycles; toys; refrigerators.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Cleaning tools and supplies  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Air conditioning  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Cleaning compounds  Search this
Cleaning machinery and appliances  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Games  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Glass  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Porcelain  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_18195
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_18195

John Davis Hatch papers

Creator:
Hatch, John Davis  Search this
Names:
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.) -- Students  Search this
University of Massachusetts -- Faculty  Search this
University of Oregon -- Faculty  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Browne, Henry Kirke  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Clark, Ezra  Search this
Cranch, John, 1807-1891  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Granger, C. H.  Search this
Guy, Seymour J., 1824-1910  Search this
Harvey, George W., 1855-  Search this
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Scott, Julian  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Extent:
24.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Date:
1790-1995
Summary:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization, and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.

Scattered biographical materials include an invitation to the Hatch's anniversary party in 1964, short biographical sketches and resumes, certificates, report cards, a silhouette of the Hatch Family circa 1904, and a typecript of a diary written by Olivia Hatch as a child.

Correspondence includes professional correspondence between Hatch and colleagues; letters from family and friends; and some materials regarding exhibitions from the Hatch Collection. The bulk of correspondence spans Hatch's professional career although there are scattered letters from 1915-1943 from Hatch to his parents. Also found are letters addressed to an unidentified "Henry." Correspondence is also found in the research files.

Personal business and financial records consist of inventories, bills, receipts, and other records for artworks purchased, loaned, or donated by Hatch. Also found are records from the J. D. Hatch Associates Cultural Consultants, a draft of Hatch's will, stock and tax materials, and travel papers and passports.

Scattered diaries and journal fragments and a transcript date from 1925-1965. Thirteen "Daily Reflection Journals" date from 1975-1987.

Research files on artists and subjects are extensive, comprising one-half of the collection. Files are varied and may include primary research materials, correspondence, printed materials, notes, and writings. Some of the artists' letters and other materials dated from 1790-early 1800s may have been purchased by Hatch. Among many other items, there is an illustrated letter written by Oscar Bluemner and photographs of Bluemner; primary research materials dating from the early 1800s on John Vanderlyn including a will, receipts, and correspondence; a letter from Rembrandt Peale dated 1830, and an autograph letter from John Trumbull dated 1790. Also found is an index card file.

Organization files contain files and records related to Hatch's affiliations with many cultural organizations. A small amount of teaching and education files consist of Hatch's notes and lectures from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts, and from his continuing education courses he took at St. John's College. Writings and notes include short essays by Hatch, mostly concerning art, exhibitions and museum administration; book reviews; general notes, lists, and reports.

Printed Materials are comprised of exhibition catalogs and announcements, including those from the American Drawing Annual in the 1940s-1950s; printed articles annotated by Hatch; clippings; pricelists; and published works.

A small number of photographs are of Hatch, some by Dorothy Frazer; of his family and friends; and of artists. The bulk of the photographs are of works of art including those owned by Hatch.

Artwork includes two sketchbooks - one by Kenneth Callahan and another by Lloyd McNeill; and additional drawings and sketches by Julian Scott, Henry Kirke Browne, Kenneth Callahan, Ezra Clark, John Cranch, Jasper Francis Crospey, F. O. C. Darley, C. H. Granger, Seymour J. Guy, George Harvey, Edward Lamson Henry, Henry Inman, as well as unsigned or illegible names.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1980s (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1903-1990s (Box 1-3; 2 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business and Legal Records, Date (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries and Journals, 1925-1987 (Box 3, 23; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Research Files, 1790-1992 (Box 3-13, 20-21, 24; 12.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Organization Files, 1930s-1990s (Box 13-14; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 7: Teaching and Education Files, 1930s-1993 (Box 14-15; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Writings and Notes, 1936-1990s (Box 15; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1870s-1990s (Box 15-19, 22, 25-26, OV1; 5.9 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1900-1990s (Box 22; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1851-1973 (Box 22; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch (1907-1996) worked in the Boston and New England area, as well as the Pacific Northwest, and New York state. Hatch served as director of the Art Institute of Seattle, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Albany Institute of Art and History, and the Norfolk Museum of Art and Sciences.

John Davis Hatch was born in San Francisco, California in 1907. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were architects and Hatch studied landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an apprentice to Lockwood de Forest. After abandoning landscape architecture, he accepted a position as director of the Seattle Fine Arts Society (1928-1931) at the age of twenty-one and taught art history courses at the University of Washington.

In 1932, Hatch accepted the position of assistant director of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. He also directed the federal Public Works of Art Project in New England. Additionally, Hatch served from 1940-1948 as director of the Albany Institute of Art and History and from 1950-1959 of the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Hatch worked as an art advisor for exhibitions at five historically African-American colleges in Atlanta and in San Simeon in California. He founded the American Drawing Annual exhibition.

Hatch conducted extensive research on artists Oscar Bluemner and John Vanderlyn, American silverwork, and American drawing. In addition, Hatch collected American drawings and later donated many of works of art from his personal collection to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Aside from his early teaching in Washington state, Hatch taught at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Oregon. He was a member of numerous professional arts-related organizations.

In 1939, Hatch married Olivia Stokes with whom he had four children: Sarah, John, Daniel and James. He died in 1996.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds two oral history interviews with John Davis Hatch: June 8, 1964 conducted by H. Wade White and 1979-1980 conducted by Robert F. Brown. Also found is a separately cataloged photograph of Hatch and Henry Francis Taylor from 1933.

Additional research materials complied by Hatch are located in the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the library of the National Gallery of Art, and the Senate House, Kingston, New York.

Hatch donated two hundred and seventy American drawings to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Separated Material:
Four books annotated by Bluemner, a letter from Bluemner, a letter from A. Stieglitz to Bluemner, photographs of works of art, and exhibition materials were removed from the papers and merged with the Oscar Bluemner papers at the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
John Davis Hatch and the John Davis Hatch estate donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments between 1960-1996. Many of the primary materials relating to John Vanderlyn were acquired by Hatch from a photographer in Kingston, New York who received them from a niece of Vanderlyn. Robert Graham of James Graham and Sons gave Vanderlyn's will to Hatch.
Restrictions:
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Rights:
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Occupation:
Art historians -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Citation:
John Davis Hatch, 1790-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hatcjohn
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John Davis Hatch papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f9d7e11d-96d4-431a-b318-c86a9cf6dda6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hatcjohn
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Oral history interview with Herman Glendenning

Interviewee:
Glendenning, Herman W., 1906-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
76 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 Aug. 9-Oct. 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herman Glendenning conducted 1979 Aug. 9-Oct. 31, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Glendenning (1906-1997) was a silversmith from Westminster, Mass. Before working on his own, Glendenning apprenticed at Arthur J. Stone Associates in Gardner, Mass., a workshop patterned after English silversmith shops stressing traditional techniques and hand wrought designs.
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.
Topic:
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Silverwork -- United States  Search this
Silversmiths -- Massachusetts -- Westminster -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.glende79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw916d07faf-7d6c-4ba6-b420-e7904bea21a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-glende79
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Oral history interview with Margret Craver Withers

Interviewee:
Withers, Margret Craver, 1907-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Handy & Harman (Firm)  Search this
Fleming, Erik, Baron  Search this
Heinrich, Leonard  Search this
Kirk, Arthur Neville  Search this
Stone, Arthur J., 1847-1938  Search this
Weir, Wilson  Search this
Withers, Charles C.  Search this
Extent:
5 Sound cassettes
35 Color slides
115 Pages (Transcript (1983-1984))
12 Pages (Transcript (1985))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Color slides
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983-1985
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Margret Craver Withers conducted 1983-1985, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Withers discusses her childhood in Kansas; early education; and aptitude for drawing.Education in art and design, including studying crafts at the University of Kansas, 1925-29; her position as a grade school teacher in Kansas and as a crafts instructor at Wichita Art Association, 1930s; study with various master metalworkers, including Arthur Nevill Kirk, Arthur J. Stone, Leonard Heinrich and Wilson Weir in the USA, and Baron Erik Fleming in Sweden.Development of Hospital Service Program, with the support of Handy and Harman, precious metal refiners, during World War II, to train army therapists in metalworking for disabled soldiers; supervision in post-War period of Handy and Harman's Craft Service Department, producing films on hand-wrought silver, a traveling exhibition of outstanding contemporary silver, instructional brochures, and a series of workshops for American silversmiths, taught by European masters.Marriage in 1950 to Charles Withers, president of Towle Silver, and that company's policy of employing top designers; Towle's commissioning of works in silver from top modern sculptors; her making of silver holloware and jewelry for private clients; her re-invention of the en resille process for enameling (1959) and in the early 1980s her invention of a process for combining enamel, glass, and silver and gold leaf in jewelry; and her involvement in crafts organizations.She discusses her en resille enameling technique. [The 1985 session is transcribed, and is accompanied by slides of the work discussed].
Biographical / Historical:
Margret Craver Withers (1907-2010) was a silversmith in Boston, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 58 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:
Silversmiths -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelers -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- Interviews  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wither83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fcb25d4d-e914-4cf9-94db-5ed1a62f8f7c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wither83
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English, Irish, & Scottish silver at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute / Beth Carver Wees

Title:
English, Irish, and Scottish silver at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Author:
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  Search this
Wees, Beth Carver  Search this
Subject:
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  Search this
Physical description:
595 p. : ill., (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Great Britain
Massachusetts
Williamstown
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530393

Robert Sterling Clark Art Institute presents as its third exhibition of silver the work of Paul de Lamerie : May 10-May 24, 1953, Lawrence Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Author:
Robert Sterling Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass  Search this
Subject:
De Lamerie, Paul 1688-1751  Search this
Physical description:
[37] leaves : chiefly ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
England
Date:
1953
1953]
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Silversmiths  Search this
Call number:
NK7101.W7 R64
NK7101.W7R64
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_89542

A cubberd, four joyne stools & other smalle thinges : the material culture of Plymouth Colony, and, Silver and silversmiths of Plymouth, Cape Cod & Nantucket : loan exhibition, May 8 through October 23, 1994 / Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Brian Cullity, chief curator

Title:
Material culture of Plymouth Colony
Silver and silversmiths of Plymouth, Cape Cod & Nantucket
Author:
Heritage Plantation of Sandwich  Search this
Cullity, Brian  Search this
Subject:
Heritage Plantation of Sandwich  Search this
Physical description:
183 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1994
C1994
17th century
Topic:
Decorative arts, Colonial  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Furniture  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Silverwork, Colonial  Search this
Silversmiths  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
NK806 .H47 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_516043

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