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Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
National Association of Broadcasters, American  Search this
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
The Girl Friends, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
John Albert Morsell, American, 1912 - 1974  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
National Insurance Association, American, founded 1921  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
CBS Broadcasting, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
American Bridge Association, American, founded 1932  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., American, founded 1923  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
Nettie B. Smith, American  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., American, founded 1924  Search this
John Warren Davis, American, 1888 - 1980  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971  Search this
National Business League, American, founded 1900  Search this
National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees, American, founded 1913  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American, founded 1915  Search this
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935  Search this
Clifton Herman Johnson, American, 1921 - 2008  Search this
Bessie Smith, American, 1894 - 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 3/8 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 0.9 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1975
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Law  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Television  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Colonization movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c80d5f1b-2384-44ae-91b1-bb42a6fc4395
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.9

Oral history interview with Joyce J. Scott

Interviewee:
Scott, Joyce J., 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silberman, Robert B. (Robert Bruce), 1950-  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:
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 July 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Joyce J. Scott conducted 2009 July 22, by Robert Silberman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Scott's home and studio, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Scott talks about her childhood in Baltimore; childhood visits to the Baltimore Museum of Art and Walters Art Gallery; her parents' lives growing up in the segregated South; her artist mother, who was her first bead-teacher; craft traditions in her family, including pottery and quilting; quilting as storytelling, "diaries" for preliterate people; improvisational craft; Three Generation Quilt; Fifty .; undergraduate studies at Maryland Institute College of Art; travels after graduation in Mexico, Central , and South America; graduate studies in craft in Mexico; decision at age 23 to become a studio artist, and partnership with her mother; theater work with Robert Sherman and in New York and in Baltimore; theater work with Kay Lawal in Thunder Thigh Revue; studies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, where she learned traditional Navajo weaving, and learned the peyote stitch for beadwork, a seminal technique for her career; her book Fearless Beadwork: Improvisational Peyote Stitch: handwriting & drawings from hell. Rochester, NY: Visual Studies Workshop, 1994; working in different mediums; What You Mean Jungle Music? [1988]; working for recognition of beadwork as a sculptural medium; politics, social commentary, and humor in her work; series Day after Rape; her working processes; Rodney King's Head Was Squashed Like a Watermelon; working in monoprints; working in glass (flameworking, lampworking), including at Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, Tacoma [WA] Museum of Glass, UrbanGlass, New York, NY, Haystack Mountain; retrospective exhibition, "Joyce Scott Kickin' It With the Old Masters" at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 2000; series Africa in Unexpected Places; installation work, including in "Images Concealed," San Francisco, 1995, and Believe I've Been Sanctified, Charleston, SC, 1991; small-scale work; influence of her upbringing in the Pentecostal church; Buddha Gives Basketball to the Ghetto [1991] and the importance of spirituality in her work; travels in South America, Africa, and Europe; the complementarity of performance/theater work and visual art; performance pieces: Generic Interference, Genetic Engineering, Virtual Reality, and Walk a Mile in My Drawers; Lips mosaic at Reagan National Airport, Washington, D.C.; teaching workshops at Haystack, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, the Oregon School of Arts and Craft, Portland; artist-in-residency at Pilchuck; gallery affiliations, and usefulness of the gallery system, which allows her to work as a studio artist; the importance of galleries as a free venue open to ordinary people; luxuriating in beauty. She recalls Betty Woodman, Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, Lowery Sims, Fritz Dreisbach, Anthony Corradetti, Antony Gormley, Ann Hamilton, David Hammons, Mary Jane Jacob, Cesar Pelli, Susan Cummins, and Helen Drutt English.
Biographical / Historical:
Joyce J. Scott (1948- ) is a visual and performance artist and educator who lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 11 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:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Performance artists -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Quiltmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Jewelers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Educators -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
African American sculptors  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.scott09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e43800a6-9a2b-4379-b1cc-daffdb8fe6f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scott09
Online Media:

Joyce J. Scott papers

Creator:
Scott, Joyce J., 1948-  Search this
Names:
Scott, Elizabeth Talford, 1916-2011  Search this
Extent:
9.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Performances (creative events)
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Photograph albums
Date:
1914-2019
bulk 1970s-2000s
Summary:
The papers of African American sculptor, jewelry maker, quilter, and performance artist Joyce J. Scott measure 9.1 linear feet and date from 1948 to 2019, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 2000s, and individual materials from 1914 to 1915, and from 1932. The collection consists of biographical material; correspondence; writings; professional files, including exhibition and project files, born-digital materials, and gallery records; printed material; photographic material, including photo albums; artwork; and audiovisual material, including recordings of performances and lectures.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American sculptor, jewelry maker, quilter, and performance artist Joyce J. Scott measure 9.1 linear feet and date from 1948 to 2019, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 2000s and individual materials from 1914 to 1915, and from 1932. The collection consists of biographical material; correspondence; writings; professional files, including exhibition and project files, born-digital materials, and gallery records; printed material; photographic material, including photo albums; artwork; and audiovisual material, including recordings of performances and lectures.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-1977, 1989-2015 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1972-2014 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1970-circa 2000s, undated (Box 1-2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Professional Files, 1970s-circa 2013 (Box 2, OV 10; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1914-1915, 1932, 1953-2018 (Box 3-5, OV 10; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1971-2019 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1987-1989, 1998-2006, undated (Box 5; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 8: Audiovisual Material, 1983-2006, undated (Boxes 5-9; 4.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Joyce J. Scott (1948- ) is an African American sculptor, jewelry maker, quilter, and performance artist in Baltimore, Maryland. She is best known for her use of off-loom bead weaving techniques to depict the complexities of race, gender, and class. Born in 1948, Scott is the daughter of quilter and folk artist Elizabeth Talford Scott, from whom she learned quilting. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Master of Fine Art from the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. In 2016, Scott was named a MacArthur Fellow, and she was named the Smithsonian Visionary Artist in 2019. Her work is held in permanent collections across the country, including at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Joyce J. Scott, 2009 July 22 conducted by Robert Silberman.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2019 by Joyce J. Scott as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Performance artists -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Quiltmakers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Jewelers -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Performances (creative events)
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Photograph albums
Citation:
Joyce J. Scott papers, 1914-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.scotjoyc
See more items in:
Joyce J. Scott papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d4e05ecc-bf00-40f5-8557-82922aa175ce
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scotjoyc

Sarepta Pierpont Ostrum papers relating to Miye Matsukata jewelry, 1979-1982

Creator:
Ostrum, Sarepta Pierpont, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Matsukata, Miye  Search this
Citation:
Sarepta Pierpont Ostrum papers relating to Miye Matsukata jewelry, 1979-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Jewelry  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American jewelers  Search this
Asian American metal-workers  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7224
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209363
AAA_collcode_ostrsare
Theme:
Asian American
Craft
Women
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209363

Miye Matsukata note with sketch to Lula Court Bartlett, 1974

Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Subject:
Bartlett, Mary Lula Cort  Search this
Citation:
Miye Matsukata note with sketch to Lula Court Bartlett, 1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American jewelers  Search this
Asian American metal-workers  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7250
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209400
AAA_collcode_matsmiyn
Theme:
Women
Asian American
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209400

Florence Koehler papers, 1890-1978

Creator:
Koehler, Florence Cary, 1861-1944  Search this
Citation:
Florence Koehler papers, 1890-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7770
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209935
AAA_collcode_koehflor
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209935

Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1900-1982, bulk 1964-1981

Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Subject:
Hickey, Judy  Search this
Hubbard, James C.  Search this
Oka, Takashi  Search this
Art Asia Gallery  Search this
Fitchburg Art Museum  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Janiye (Firm)  Search this
Principia College  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1900-1982, bulk 1964-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American jewelers  Search this
Asian American metal-workers  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8323
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210495
AAA_collcode_matsmiye
Theme:
Women
Asian American
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210495
Online Media:

Ruth Barker Johnston papers, 1940-1948

Creator:
Johnston, Ruth Barker, 1914-1996  Search this
Citation:
Ruth Barker Johnston papers, 1940-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6139
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216360
AAA_collcode_johnruth
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216360

Florence Resnikoff papers, circa 1950-2011

Creator:
Resnikoff, Florence Lisa Herman, 1920-2013  Search this
Citation:
Florence Resnikoff papers, circa 1950-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)22060
AAA_collcode_resnflor
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_22060

Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2013, bulk 1960-2000

Creator:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-2016  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Citation:
Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2013, bulk 1960-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6026
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)236023
AAA_collcode_schemary
Theme:
Women
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_236023
Online Media:

Merry Renk papers, 1952-2000

Creator:
Renk, Merry, 1921-2012  Search this
Subject:
Merritt, Francis Sumner  Search this
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Soldner, Paul  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Video recordings
Citation:
Merry Renk papers, 1952-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6039
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)239420
AAA_collcode_renkmerr
Theme:
Women
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_239420
Online Media:

Joyce J. Scott papers, 1914-2019, bulk 1970s-2000s

Creator:
Scott, Joyce J., 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Elizabeth Talford  Search this
Type:
Performances (creative events)
Sketchbooks
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Photograph albums
Citation:
Joyce J. Scott papers, 1914-2019, bulk 1970s-2000s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21713
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398529
AAA_collcode_scotjoyc
Theme:
African American
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398529
Online Media:

Florence Koehler papers

Creator:
Koehler, Florence Cary, 1861-1944  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1890-1978
Summary:
The scattered papers of jeweler and painter Florence Koehler measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1890 to 1978. Found are artworks including sketches and paint color trials, two letters, a notebook, and printed material. Also found are personal business records regarding the dispersal of Koehler's estate, her will, and the records of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sharpe who inherited Koehler's collection and subsequently donated many pieces to various institutions and museums.
Scope and Contents:
The scattered papers of jeweler and painter Florence Koehler measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1890 to 1978. Found are artworks including sketches and paint color trials, two letters, a notebook, and printed material. Also found are personal business records regarding the dispersal of Koehler's estate, her will, and the records of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sharpe who inherited Koehler's collection and subsequently donated many pieces to various institutions and museums.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Florence Koehler (1861-1944) was a jeweler, painter, and designer in Chicago, Illinois and later London, England and Paris, France. She created fine jewelry in 18 carat gold with cabochon stones.
Related Materials:
The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts holds additional material in the Florence Cary Koehler Papers, 1880-1951.
Provenance:
Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, a friend of Koehler and the principal beneficiary of her estate, donated the papers to the Archives of American Art in 1979.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- England -- London  Search this
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Jewelers -- England -- London  Search this
Jewelers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Citation:
Florence Koehler papers, 1890-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.koehflor
See more items in:
Florence Koehler papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw982e58ad9-5edd-4424-b3d7-f62abdec7505
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-koehflor

Ruth Barker Johnston papers

Creator:
Johnston, Ruth Barker, 1914-1996  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1948
Summary:
The scattered papers of jeweler and educator Ruth Barker Johnston measure 0.2 linear feet, date from 1940 to 1948, and relate to Johnston's work teaching metal work courses to wounded United States soldiers during and after World War II. Found are letters, an article written by Johnston, printed material, and project files for the American Red Cross Training Corps and the Forest Glen Convalescent Section at Walter Reed General Hospital.
Scope and Contents:
The scattered papers of jeweler and educator Ruth Barker Johnston measure 0.2 linear feet, date from 1940 to 1948, and relate to Johnston's work teaching metal work courses to wounded United States soldiers during and after World War II. Found are letters, an article written by Johnston, printed material, and project files for the American Red Cross Training Corps and the Forest Glen Convalescent Section at Walter Reed General Hospital.
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Barker Johnston (1914-1996) was a metal-worker, jeweler, and educator in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Arizona.

Johnston received a B.A. from Skidmore College where she later taught jewelry and design from 1935 to 1939. She was awarded an M.A. in art education from Columbia University in 1941 and was involved in the American Red Cross recreational and occupational therapy program for World War II veterans. From 1968 to 1995 Johnston lived in Tucson, Arizona, where she was a member of the Arizona Designer Craftsmen, the Tucson Craft Guild, the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and the Tucson Museum of Art.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1998 by Carol Snow, daughter of Johnston.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an 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.
Occupation:
Jewelers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Metal-workers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Jewelers -- Arizona -- Tucson  Search this
Metal-workers -- Arizona -- Tucson  Search this
Educators -- Arizona -- Tucson  Search this
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Metal-workers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Jewelers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Citation:
Ruth Barker Johnston papers, 1940-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.johnruth
See more items in:
Ruth Barker Johnston papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93241baaa-9b3e-42af-a0c3-73d2aa300c41
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johnruth

Oral history interview with Mary Ann Scherr, 2001 April 6-7

Interviewee:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Kent State University  Search this
Penland School of Handicrafts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mary Ann Scherr, 2001 April 6-7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12648
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227010
AAA_collcode_scherr01
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227010
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marjorie Schick, 2004 April 4-6

Interviewee:
Schick, Marjorie, 1941-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Rosolowski, Tacey A.  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Marjorie Schick, 2004 April 4-6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11818
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247256
AAA_collcode_schick04
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247256
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mary Ann Scherr

Interviewee:
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Douglas, Mary F., 1956-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Kent State University -- Faculty  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design -- Faculty  Search this
Penland School of Handicrafts  Search this
Extent:
71 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 April 6-7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mary Ann Scherr conducted 2001 April 6-7, by Mary Douglas, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
This interview took place in the artist's home and studio, Raleigh, N.C.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Ann Scherr (1921- ) is a jeweler from Raleigh, N.C. Mary Douglas (1956-) is a curator at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, N.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 34 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.
Occupation:
Jewelers -- North Carolina -- Raleigh  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.scherr01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw984262d07-5cf7-4dcb-aeae-367127ef39a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scherr01
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marjorie Schick

Interviewee:
Schick, Marjorie, 1941-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Rosolowski, Tacey A.  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:
79 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 April 4-6
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marjorie Schick conducted 2004 April 4-6, by Tacey A. Rosolowski, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Schick speaks of her aesthetic goals; making "body sculpture" as opposed to jewelry; being raised by her mother, a teacher and artist; taking art classes in high school; studying art education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; marrying James Schick; getting an MFA in jewelry at Indiana University; being mentored by Alma Eikerman; transitioning her works from metal to papier-mâché; working with alternative materials; making costume pieces for dancers; being represented by Galerie Ra in Amsterdam; studying metalwork while on sabbatical in London; the importance of change and experimentation in her work; making companion pieces; traveling to Europe and Mexico; creating "teapot jewelry"; and being part of the international jewelry community. Schick also speaks of how collectors and the art market react to her pieces; exhibiting in galleries; being a member of the Kansas Artist Craftsman Association; teaching; giving workshops; working on pieces while traveling; her autobiographical pieces; hiring student helpers; paying attention to craftsmanship; the challenges of being a craft artist and making "unwearable" jewelry; and her current project. Schick also recalls David Smith, Paul Smith, Harry Bertoia, Tom Joyce, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Marjorie Schick (1941-2017) is a jeweler of Pittsburg, Kansas. Tacey A. Rosolowski is an art historian from Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 53 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.
Occupation:
Jewelers -- Kansas  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.schick04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw969be98fa-c195-4cee-8bb6-a0824b4119bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schick04
Online Media:

Miye Matsukata papers

Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Names:
Art Asia Gallery  Search this
Fitchburg Art Museum  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Students  Search this
Janiye (Firm)  Search this
Principia College -- Students  Search this
Hickey, Judy  Search this
Hubbard, James C.  Search this
Oka, Takashi, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
13.45 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1900-1982
bulk 1964-1981
Summary:
The papers of jewelry designer and metalsmith Miye Matsukata measure 13.45 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1964 to 1981.The papers include correspondence, interviews, journals, writings and lectures, exhibition files, Janiye business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials that document Matsukata's work as a jeweler and owner of Janiye, an atelier located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of jewelry designer and metalsmith Miye Matsukata measure 13.45 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1964 to 1981.The papers include correspondence, interviews, journals, writings and lectures, exhibition files, Janiye business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials that document Matsukata's work as a jeweler and owner of Janiye, an atelier located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Correspondence is with family, James Hubbard, various customers, galleries, and colleagues. Interviews include recordings of Matsukata and Takashi Oka, Judy Hickey and Miyo, and two interviews from 1968.

Eleven journals contain Matsukata's writings about her work, travel experiences, impressions of Mikimoto, and include some sketches. Writings and lectures consists of five appointment books; biographical statements and resumes; essays; lecture recordings, manuscripts, and slides; twelve memo books; notes; two travel itinerary books; and writings by James Hubbard that include an essay about Matsukata.

Exhibition files consist of correspondence, price and invitations lists, loan forms, and drafts for jewelry shows at the Art Asia Gallery, Fitchburg Art Museum, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Principia College, and other galleries. Business files for Janiye include donations, financial and legal material, inventory books, publicity files, and sales records; and client and vendor files containing invoices, correspondence, and special order details for works produced by Matsukata and other jewelers at Janiye.

Printed materials include booklets, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, an invitation, press releases, and Janiye sales catalogs. Two scrapbooks feature clippings and sketches of dinnerware, and early brochures and photographs of Janiye.

Artwork consists of sketches of jewelry, dinnerware, mountains, and landscapes. Additionally, 47 sketchbooks of travel, jewelry, and dinnerware are found in the collection. Photographic materials include photographs, negatives, slides, and several glass slides depicting Matsukata, her family, Janiye, jewelry and dinnerware, and travel.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1957-1981 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Interviews, 1968-1978 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Journals, 1966-1981 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Writings and Lectures, 1962-1982 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1964-1980 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Janiye Business Records, 1948-1982 (7.1 linear feet; Boxes 3-10, 17)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1965-1982 (0.2 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1945-1980 (0.2 linear feet; Box 15)

Series 9: Artwork, 1946-1981 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 10, 15)

Series 10: Sketchbooks, circa 1950-1981 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 15)

Series 11: Photographic Material, circa 1900-1982 (2.3 linear feet; Boxes 11-14, 16)
Biographical / Historical:
Miye Matsukata (1922-1981) was a Japanese American jewelry designer and metalsmith based in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked at her jewelry firm Janiye in Boston from 1950 to her death.

Matsukata was born in Japan to Shokuma and Miyo Matsukata and had four sisters named Haru, Naka, Taneko "Tane," and Mari. After coming to the United States in 1940, Matsukata attended Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, graduating in 1944. Afterwards, she attended The Museum School in Boston. In 1950 she established Janiye, a jewelry atelier, with former classmates Naomi Katz Harris and Janice Whipple Williams. The name Janiye is a combination of the three co-owners' names. By 1958, Matsukata became the sole owner of the company with James Hubbard, a stone cutter, serving as business manager and agent. Nancy Michel, Alexandra Watkins, and Yoshiko Yamamoto became the leading team of jewelers to execute Matsukata's designs.

Matsukata traveled extensively to Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Peru, India, western and central Europe, and to Scandinavia after winning a scholarship in 1950. She also spent a substantial amount of time in Japan, especially during her collaboration with the Japanese pearl company Mikimoto. Her work was inspired by the places she visited and she often documented the sources of her inspiration through her writings and sketches.

Matsukata died in 1981 in Boston. Janiye remained open after her death with Michel and Watkins as the new owners.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds several collections related to Miye Matsukata, including Photographs of Miye Matsukata, Slides of jewelry designed by Miye Matsukata, Alexandra S. Watkins papers concerning Miye Matsukata, Miye Matsukata note with sketch to Mrs. Bartlett, Jane England Chandler papers regarding Miye Matsukata necklace, and Photographs of Miye Matsukata jewelry.
Provenance:
The Miye Matsukata papers were donated in 1984 by Mrs. Edwin O. Reischauer, Matsukata's sister and in 2008 and 2017 by Ann Hubbard Gaddis, the sister of Matsukata's business partner and heir, James Hubbard.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Jewelers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Metal-workers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Designers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American jewelers  Search this
Asian American metal-workers  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1900-1982, bulk 1964-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.matsmiye
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw923232c19-c357-4ca9-8f9f-fc0900f5802f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-matsmiye

Sarepta Pierpont Ostrum papers relating to Miye Matsukata jewelry

Creator:
Ostrum, Sarepta Pierpont, 1922-  Search this
Names:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Extent:
7 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1982
Scope and Contents:
Five slides of jewelry designed and made by Miye Matsukata; a letter from Matsukata to Ostrum; and a clipping about her work.
Biographical / Historical:
Ostrum is a collector; Califon, New Jersey. Miye Matsukata (1922-1981) was a Japanese American jewelry designer and metalsmith based in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked at her jewelry firm Janiye in Boston from 1950 to her death.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by Sarepta Pierpont Ostrum.
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:
Goldsmiths -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Jewelers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Jewelry  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American jewelers  Search this
Asian American metal-workers  Search this
Women jewelers  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ostrsare
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cfe3b2c2-f839-4dd4-a011-ffb5bb668bf9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ostrsare

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