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Ibram Lassaw and Charles C. Withers

Subject:
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Withers, Charles C.  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Towle Silversmiths  Search this
Sculpture in Silver  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1955 Sept. 13
Topic:
Art patrons  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7216
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American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993, bulk 1909-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7216
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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:

[History of Boston City Hall] [sound recording], 1980 Nov. 25

Creator:
Boston City Hall  Search this
Boston City Hall  Search this
Subject:
Kenney, Robert J.  Search this
Lawrence, James  Search this
McKinnell, Noel Michael  Search this
Meyer, John Irving  Search this
Withers, Charles C.  Search this
Boston City Hall  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Architecture, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21875
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214334
AAA_collcode_bostcith
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214334

Charles Withers on Your Personal Reporter radio program

Creator:
Kuhn, Irene, 1900-  Search this
Withers, Charles C.  Search this
Kuhn, Irene, 1900-  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
195-?
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11000
See more items in:
Margret Craver Withers papers, 1908-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11000

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
Online Media:

[History of Boston City Hall] [sound recording]

Creator:
Boston City Hall  Search this
Names:
Boston City Hall  Search this
Kenney, Robert J.  Search this
Lawrence, James, 1906-1995  Search this
McKinnell, Noel Michael, 1935-  Search this
Meyer, John Irving, 1921-  Search this
Withers, Charles C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
Date:
1980 Nov. 25
Scope and Contents:
A panel discussion on the history of City Hall's Government Center in Boston, Mass. Panel members are city administrator Robert J. Kenney and architects James Lawrence, Michael McKinnell, and John Meyer, with Charles Withers as moderator.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Architecture, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bostcith
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92a36df46-31d5-4435-aa7a-0a3bb5c20f62
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bostcith

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