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In praise of hands : contemporary crafts of the world / essay by Octavio Paz ; foreword by James S. Plaut ; preface by Charles F. Lombard

Author:
Paz, Octavio 1914-1998  Search this
Ontario Science Center  Search this
World Crafts Council  Search this
Physical description:
223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1974
C1974
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Call number:
TT145 .I5 1974X
745.5 .I8
TT145.I5 1974X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_45535

Royal cloths & costumes from Nigeria / 9th International Conference, World Craft Council

Title:
Royal cloths and costumes from Nigeria
Author:
World Crafts Council International Conference (9th : 1980 : Vienna)  Search this
National Council for Arts and Culture (Nigeria)  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. : ill., map, port ; 16 x 22 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1980
[1980]
Topic:
Textile crafts  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Costume  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Call number:
NK8889.6.N5 W92 1980
NK8889.6.N5W92 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401465

Glass '78 in Japan : [exhibition] September 8-20, 1978, Odakyu Departmentstore [sic] / organized by Japan Glass Artcrafts Association

Author:
Nihon Garasu Kōgei Kyōkai  Search this
World Crafts Council  Search this
Physical description:
[132] p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., map ; 24 x 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Date:
1978
1978?]
20th century
Topic:
Glassware--History  Search this
Glass craft  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Call number:
NK5184.A1 J35
NK5184.A1J35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119878

Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers

Creator:
Hamelecourt, Juliette Elkon  Search this
Names:
Chelsea Hotel  Search this
Bettina, 1903-  Search this
Brown, Robert Delford  Search this
Childs, Bernard, 1910-1985  Search this
Fecher, Rita  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Glassgold, Adolph, 1899-  Search this
Gordon, Maxwell, 1910-1982  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1911-2000
bulk 1940s-2000
Summary:
The Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1911-2000, with the bulk of the records dating from 1940s-2000. The papers document Hamelecourt's career through resumes, personal business records, and writings, as well as general correspondence, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs. The collection also contains a series of interviews conducted by Hamelecourt with artists at the Chelsea Hotel in New York.
Scope and Contents:
The Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1911-2000, with the bulk of the records dating from 1940s-2000. Biographical material consists of resumes, notes and other writings, as well as some personal business records such as contracts, price lists, loan agreements, and consignment lists. Correspondents include customers, museums, galleries, friends, publishers, and family members and discussions regard exhibitions, sales, food, and personal matters. The collection's printed material consists of clippings about Hamelecourt, Haiti, the Chelsea Hotel, and other artists; exhibition announcements, invitations, and catalogs; press releases, newsletters, and bulletins; articles written by Hamelecourt; reproductions of her artwork; and the book jacket from Hamelecourt's Edith Cavell: Heroic Nurse (1958). Hamelecourt's scrapbooks contain a variety of material such as correspondence with museums, galleries, and family members about her life and artwork as well as correspondence for historical and cultural research purposes; photographs and slides of Hamelecourt, artwork, family, and friends; printed material; sketches; drafts of her autobiography; and biographical papers pertaining to her marriage in 1969. The collection also contains a series of interviews conducted by Hamelecourt with artists at the Chelsea Hotel including Arman, Bettina, Bernard Childs, Rita Fetcher, Eugenie Gershoy, Adolph Cook Glassgold, Maxwell Gordon, and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1972-1991 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1943-1999 (Box 1; 12 folders)

Series 3: Interviews with Chelsea Hotel Artists, circa 1980 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1943-2000 (Box 2; .8 linear feet)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1911-1999 (Box 2-3, OV 4; 1 linear foot)

Series 6: Photographs, 1940-1990s (Box 3; 5 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt (1912-2002) was a fiber artist, tapissiere, and lecturer in Haiti, New York, and Cleveland. Hamelecourt was born in Belgium and spent her early years traveling with her father in England and China. Hamelecourt first learned needlework in China at the age of 10. After her father's death a couple of years later, she returned to live in Belgium with her grandparents where Hamelecourt worked alongside her grandmother who was a volunteer conservationist, repairing chasubles for the local clergy. Hamelecourt's early tapestries were ultimately lost or destroyed during World War II when she and her family moved to New York as refugees. Until the late 1950s she worked as a culinary editor, food consultant, and author of non-fiction, while needlework remained a hobby. Hamelecourt first visited Haiti reporting on French Caribbean cuisine in the late 1950s, and soon after moved there as a representative for the World Craft Council. In Haiti, she trained local women to embroider designs from their own environment and folklore. Hamelecourt moved to the Chelsea Hotel in New York around 1970, at this time she began receiving commissions for her work--some of which she sub-contracted to her Haitian embroiderers--and consulting as a designer. She established an embroidery workshop at the hotel with a grant from the New York Council on the Arts. Hamelecourt moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1980.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Juliette Hamelecourt, 1978-1997, and by the Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt estate via Leonard Spremulli in 2014.
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 References 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:
Fiber artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Tapissiers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Tapestry -- United States  Search this
Embroidery -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers, 1911-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hamejuli
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Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw951728de8-3289-4416-aeef-b0efe2d11a53
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hamejuli

Oral history interview with Joel Philip Myers

Topic:
Craft Horizons
Interviewee:
Myers, Joel Philip, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Klein, Daniel, 1938-2009  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Alfred University -- Students  Search this
Blenko Glass Company  Search this
Donald Deskey Associates  Search this
Mint Museum of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design -- Students  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.) -- Faculty  Search this
Toledo Art Museum  Search this
University of California, Berkeley -- Students  Search this
University of Illinois. -- Faculty  Search this
World Crafts Council  Search this
Blenko, William H., 1921-2016  Search this
Dreisbach, Fritz  Search this
Huchthausen, David R. (David Richard), 1951-  Search this
Lewis, John, 1942-  Search this
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Marquis, Richard, 1945-  Search this
Ness, Bob  Search this
Popelka, John  Search this
Randall, Theodore, 1914-1985  Search this
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Vallien, Bertil, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (Sound recording: 6 sound files (4 hr., 15 min.), digital, wav)
63 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
2007 May 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Joel Philip Myers conducted 2007 May 1, by Daniel Klein, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in the artist's home, in Marietta, Pennsylvania.
Myers speaks of his childhood in Patterson, New Jersey; making charcoal drawings as a child and taking private courses in oil painting; choosing to pursue a career in advertising design; attending Parsons School of Design in New York City; working as a package designer for Donald Deskey Associates; being influenced by Scandinavian design he saw in New York City to study abroad in Denmark; studying ceramic design at Kunsthaandvaerkerskolen in Copenhagen; meeting and marrying his wife, Birthe, while in Copenhagen; returning to the United States and going back to work for Donald Deskey; attending Alfred University and receiving his B.F.A. and M.F.A. in ceramics; accepting the position director of design for Blenko Glass Company in Milton, West Virginia with no previous experience in glass; teaching himself how to blow glass in the factory alongside the workers; the intense heat and extreme noise of a glass factory; learning of Harvey Littleton's glass workshop in 1962 in Toledo, Ohio, but being unable to attend; having limited exposure to the glass movement and developing his glass art without knowledge of the work of Littleton and his students; designing 50 to 60 different vases, bowls, decanters, and decorative objects a year from 1963 - 1970 at Blenko Glass Company; creating sculptural glass forms in his penetration pieces for his masters thesis; learning of what was happening in the studio glass world by attending the World Craft Council in 1964 in New York City; Paul Smith discovering his work and thereby gaining some publicity in Craft Horizons; being invited by Littleton to give a workshop at the University of California, Berkeley in 1968; the initial shock of seeing glass sculpture made with no real technique; his early attraction to cold-work in order to work intimately with the surface of the glass; acquisition of his work by the Toledo Art Museum and the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina; establishing a glass program at Illinois University in Bloomington-Normal; his attempts to recruit international students; taking a semester sabbatical in Baden, Austria; being heavily influenced by the natural world; the series Garden, Perfume Bottle, Contiguous Fragment, Dr. Zharkov, The Dialogues, and others; teaching at Pilchuck School of Glass; studying the First World War and consequently creating Musée des Beaux Arts [1996]; travels to Japan; his teaching philosophies; the prevalence of independent glass studios in the world today; and plans for the future. Myers recalls Ted Randall, William H. Blenko, Sr., William H. Blenko, Jr., Marvin Lipofsky, Fritz Dreisbach, Richard Marquis, John Lewis, Bob Ness, Bertil Vallien, David Huchthausen, John Popelka, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Joel Philip Myers (1934- ) is a glass artist from Milton, West Virginia. Daniel Klein (1938- ) is an art consultant from London, England.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 15 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:
Glass artists -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Philosophy  Search this
Ceramics -- Design  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching -- Denmark  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass blowing and working -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.myers07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99b1c7b6b-664e-416c-909a-ec509a02efd8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-myers07
Online Media:

Organization Files

Collection Creator:
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet (Boxes 19-21)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-2015
Scope and Contents:
This series contains material relating to Lipofsky's involvement and participation with arts and glass related organizations including the American Crafts Council, Bay Area Studio Art Glass, The Glass Art Society, International Sculpture Center, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, and the World Crafts Council. Material may contain correspondence, founding documents and internal memoranda, lists and administrative information, printed material, and financial material.

Of note are files from the Glass Art Society, for which Lipofsky served on the board and as president, editor of the newsletter and journal, and as conference director. Additionally, files may be found on the establishment of the organization.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Marvin Lipofsky papers, 1954-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lipomarv, Series 7
See more items in:
Marvin Lipofsky papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fb80297f-e930-47f9-82a6-d798971b6175
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lipomarv-ref294

World Crafts Council

Collection Creator:
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Marvin Lipofsky papers, 1954-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Marvin Lipofsky papers
Marvin Lipofsky papers / Series 7: Organization Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw912a2ffb3-dc68-4806-b0d4-cc36e5ea4ffe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lipomarv-ref314

Travel Diaries

Collection Creator:
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet (Boxes 7-8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-2015
Scope and Contents:
Found are 108 small, spiral bound notebooks Lipofsky used as diaries while traveling abroad and throughout the United States, possibly with the World Crafts Council and the Glass Art Society. Generally, Lipofsky made quick notes about sites and people, rather than long narratives. Some have accompanying ephemera such as business cards, receipts, or printed material. Locations are typically written on the diaries including: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fresno, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Rochester, San Diego, San Jose, St. Louis, Tampa, and Tucson. International locations include: Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, and Ukraine.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Marvin Lipofsky papers, 1954-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lipomarv, Series 4
See more items in:
Marvin Lipofsky papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ee2f7113-39f9-447b-914c-618309154c23
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lipomarv-ref38

Oral history interview with Jack Lenor Larsen

Interviewee:
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Interviewer:
Fisch, Arline M.  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
University of Washington -- Students  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 February 6-8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jack Lenor Larsen conducted 2004 February 6-8, by Arline M. Fisch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Longhouse, East Hampton, N.Y.
Larsen speaks of his childhood in Seattle, Washington; his parents and other adults who had a positive impact on his development; building things with his friends; attending the University of Washington to study architecture and deciding to study textiles instead; visiting Dorothy Liebes's textile studio; leaving school and moving to Los Angeles; attending the University of Southern California and eventually returning to the University of Washington; becoming a teaching assistant to Ed Rossbach; getting a Masters degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art; meeting many influential people in San Francisco and New York; moving to New York and setting up a studio; working on commission for several companies including Thaibok; expanding his offices to include larger looms and a showroom; setting up a branch of production in Haiti; working in the fashion industry and designing home decor; and working in Southeast Asia developing handcrafted woven exports. He also speaks of his involvement with the American Craft Council and the World Crafts Council, re-organizing and building the new campus at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; traveling to Central Asia, Africa, Europe, and his desire to travel more; working and exhibiting in Japan; experiencing the Japanese textile industry; writing numerous books on fiber arts including, "The Dyer's Art," often collaborating with other fiber artists; developing a classification system for interlacing; collecting art; gardening and its relation to art and design; building Round House and the inspiration behind it; building LongHouse using the Japanese Ise Shrine as a model and plans for further expansion; retiring and difficulties writing, "A Weaver's Memoir." Larsen also recalls Dorothy Liebes, Marianne Strengell, Florence Knoll, Edgar Kaufman, Ed Rossbach, Toshiko Takaezu, Francis Merritt, Mary Bishop, Garth Clark, Issey Miyake, Mildred Constantine, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020) was a weaver and textile designer from East Hampton, N.Y. Arline M. Fisch (1931- ) is a jeweler from San Diego, Cailfornia.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs and 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 19 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hrs., 23 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Textile designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Textile crafts  Search this
Textile industry -- Japan  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.larsen04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98c0a4574-4f94-4ed0-87e7-4413a53ec3c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-larsen04
Online Media:

Rose Slivka papers

Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Names:
American Craft Council  Search this
Craft Horizons  Search this
Craft International  Search this
World Crafts Council  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Slivka, David, 1913-  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Interviewee:
Cage, John, 1912-1992  Search this
Extent:
20.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1947-2006
Summary:
The papers of craft expert Rose Slivka, an editor, writer, critic, and educator, measure 20.8 linear feet and date from circa 1947-2006. The papers reflect Slivka's work with associations and universities to encourage the recognition of crafts as an international and broadly defined art form. The routine business of publishing Craft Horizons magazine and the founding and operation of Craft International magazine are documented by correspondence and subject files. Correspondence is mainly professional with some scattered personal letters. Subject files concern various organizations, individuals and events related to Slivka's work and interests. Among the writings are manuscripts, notes, and research materials for her book about Peter Voulkos; also included are shorter writings on a variety of topics, poems, 2 diaries, lectures and talks. There are many interviews with craftspeople and artists conducted by Slivka and others, some undertaken as research for articles. Photographs include views of Slivka, craftspeople she observed when traveling abroad, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of craft expert Rose Slivka, an editor, writer, critic, and educator, measure 20.8 linear feet and date from circa 1947-2006. The papers reflect Slivka's work with associations and universities to encourage the recognition of crafts as an international and broadly defined art form. The routine business of publishing Craft Horizons magazine and the founding and operation of Craft International magazine are documented by correspondence and subject files. Correspondence is mainly professional with some scattered personal letters. Subject files concern various organizations, individuals and events related to Slivka's work and interests. Among the writings are manuscripts, notes, and research materials for her book about Peter Voulkos; also included are shorter writings on a variety of topics, poems, 2 diaries, lectures and talks. There are many interviews with craftspeople and artists conducted by Slivka and others, some undertaken as research for articles. Photographs include artwork, views of Slivka, and craftspeople she observed when traveling abroad.

Interviews with craftsmen and other artists were conducted by Rose Slivka and others. Peter Voulkos is espcially well-documented. Among the artists interviewed are: Elaine de Kooning, Philip Guston, Jack Lenor Larsen, Louise Nevelson, and David Slivka. Also found are intereviews with John Cage, Stanley Kunitz, and Rose Slivka.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1947-2005 ( Box 1; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1950-2004 (Boxes 1-4: 3.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Interviews, 1974-2001 (Boxes 5-6; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, Notes, and Related Research, 1954-2001 (Boxes 6-11, OV 23; 4.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1958-2004 (Boxes 11-18, 22, OV 23; 7.4 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1952-2006 (Boxes 18-20, OV 23; 1.9 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1947-1990s (Boxes 20-21; 1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Crafts expert Rose Slivka (1919-2004) was an editor, educator, and critic in New York City and East Hampton, NY. Slivka edited Craft Horizons magazine from 1957-1979, and then founded Crafts International, which published its first issue in 1980.

Rose Slivka was very active in the American Crafts Council and World Crafts Council, and promoted crafts by participating in conferences around the world, acting as a juror of competitions, writing, and teaching. The author of books and articles about crafts, including the entry on "Handicrafts" in the 1961 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, Slivka was tireless in her search for information pertaining to crafts of all nations. Her study of the subject was integrated into a strong, far-reaching campaign to include sculpture as a craft and promote crafts on a par with fine art. She was also interested in poetry and taught courses in art criticism at New York University and the New School for Social Research.

Many of Slivka's articles on craft, painting and sculpture have been published in periodicals such as Art in America, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times. Books and exhibition catalogs include The Crafts of the Modern World (1964); The Object as Poet (1976), Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC; Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue in Clay (1978); California Clay (1979), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and The Book as Art and Artist (1979), Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY. Slivka's writings have been translated into at least 7 languages.

Slivka was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Critics Fellowship in 1976 and between 1980 and 1982 conducted a research project on "Criticism and Scholarship in Modern Craft" also sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. She was awarded The Rhode Island School of Design President's Fellows Award in 1982, and its highest honor, the Athena Medal. In addition, she served on the boards of directors for several New York City organizations including Clayworks Studio Workshop, New York Experimental Glassworks, and Center for Book Arts.

Following her career as a magazine editor, international speaker on crafts, writer, and educator, Slivka moved to East Hampton, Long Island, where she continued to write poetry and was art critic for The East Hampton Star newspaper.

Rose Slivka's was married to sculptor David Slivka; the couple had 2 children and eventually divorced. She died of heart failure in Southampton, NY, on September 2, 2004.
Provenance:
The Rose Slivka papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Slivka's daughter, Charlotte Slivka, in 2008 and 2012.
Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.slivrose
See more items in:
Rose Slivka papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e61796b1-d82d-43f5-bf61-c595421a8fd0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-slivrose

Writings

Collection Creator:
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet (Box 2-3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-2003
Scope and Contents note:
Writings by Larsen include a foreword to The Miracle of Ancient at the Peru Merrin Gallery and many lectures, speeches and magazine articles. Larsen lectured at prestigious institutions including the Louvre Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and World Craft Council. Also found are a draft of an unpublished book and articles by Larsen for publications such as American Craft, Art and Antiques and Fiber Arts, I.D. There also are writings about Larsen such as "Body and Soul: Jack Lenor Larsen as Designer and Collector" by David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator at the Museum of Art and Design.
Arrangement note:
The materials in the folders titled Lectures and Writings by Larsen preserve their original order.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Jack Lenor Larsen papers, 1941-2003. Archives of America Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.larsjack, Series 4
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99102f7ff-f05d-43b7-b53d-df8b3d2cfb2f
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ead_component:sova-aaa-larsjack-ref68

Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Extent:
7.4 Linear feet (Boxes 11-18, 22, OV 23)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-2004
Scope and Contents:
Subject files consist of varying combinations of materials - correspondence, writings, photographs, printed items, and audiovisual recordings - that document organizations, activities, individuals, subjects, and events reflecting Slivka's work and interests. American Crafts Council, Center for Book Arts, Craft Horizons, Craft International, Sam Maloof, New York University, Poetry Workshops, Peter Voulkos exhibition (circa 1977), and World Crafts Council are among the most extensively documented subjects. Other files of particular interest are "Material as Metaphor," a College Art Association panel discussion with Peter Voulkos, Louise Nevelson, John Cage and Jacqueline Rice organized and moderated by Slivka; and a file titled Paul and Ellen Russotto that contains founding documentation of the Society for the Preservation of the Archives of the New York School.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.slivrose, Series 5
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Rose Slivka papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw992d13219-5dc6-42e1-a5b4-f64d1329ea13
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-slivrose-ref18

Craft Horizons - World Crafts Council, Mexico

Collection Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rose Slivka papers
Rose Slivka papers / Series 5: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b92dcd0a-0d07-4511-8f97-302375c7a8e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-slivrose-ref190

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Linear feet (Boxes 1-4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-2004
Scope and Contents:
The correspondence of Rose Slivka is both professional and personal in nature. Professional correspondence reflects her involvement with a variety of organizations and teaching activities. Correspondence concerning her editorial work includes memos and documents produced or received by Patricia Dandignac, Donald Wycoff and other staff of Craft Horizons. Due to considerable overlap between Slivka's professional and private lives, quite a bit of correspondence relates to both spheres. Personal correspondence, mostly from earlier years, concerns her husband, sculptor David Slivka, and their two children. In later years, personal correspondence appears mostly as greeting cards and notes. Most of Slivka's correspondence involves routine matters relating to the business of magazine publishing and the ideal of promoting crafts.

Among the many attachments are: clippings, exhibition catalogs, and other printed items; photographs and slides; legal contracts and documents; resumes; and writings, such as talks, essays and poems by Slivka and others. Writings of note include "A Note on the Politics and Esthetics of a Woman's Show" by Lucy Lippard, "The Need for Museum Art in India" by Ajit Ghose, "Integrated Works" by David Davidson, and papers about various methods of casting sculpture.

Correspondents include numerous organizations devoted to promoting and enlarging the scope of crafts, among them the American Crafts Council and World Crafts Council. Slivka corresponded with universities and schools regarding topics of interest to Craft Horizons and Craft International, showing particular interest in the Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Haystack School. A considerable amount of correspondence documents Slivka's involvement in the planning of or participating in numerous conferences and symposia as a juror, panel participant or moderator in the United States, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, and other venues. There is correspondence relating to ceramic artist Peter Voulkos and Slivka's book about him, Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue in Clay, as well as a large amount of correspondence with Lloyd Herman concerning her work on the "Object as Poet" exhibition (1977) at the Renwick Gallery. Other prominent individuals with whom Slivka corresponded are: Elaine de Kooning, Leo Castellli, Jack Lenor Larsen, Jeff Schlanger, Sam Maloof, and Nancy Hanks of the National Council on the Arts. Lastly, there is correspondence relating to Slivka's work as art critic in the 1990s for The East Hampton Star newspaper including readers' letters.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is filed chronologically. Subject files (Series 5) contain additional correspondence.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.slivrose, Series 2
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Rose Slivka papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c9d1ee7b-6ea1-4c85-b8cc-d8a66bc608a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-slivrose-ref21

Craft International -- World Crafts Council

Collection Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 29-33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1989
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rose Slivka papers
Rose Slivka papers / Series 5: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96c3e309b-a35c-4049-88f7-47800190844b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-slivrose-ref266

World Crafts Council

Collection Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Folder 22-27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1966-1983
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rose Slivka papers
Rose Slivka papers / Series 5: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw991d926b5-32d7-49a1-acfc-7622073f313c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-slivrose-ref346

World Crafts Council -- General Assembly Meeting and Asian Regional Assembly, Oslo, Norway

Collection Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 2-3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984-1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rose Slivka papers
Rose Slivka papers / Series 5: Subject Files
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b18b8715-3226-4530-bc0f-eaadff2edaba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-slivrose-ref347

World Crafts Council -- Historical Information,

Collection Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 4-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1970s-1980s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rose Slivka papers
Rose Slivka papers / Series 5: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99ee7ccd5-867e-4ece-832b-eb539877ff2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-slivrose-ref348

World Crafts Council -- 11th International Craft Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia

Collection Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rose Slivka papers
Rose Slivka papers / Series 5: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9709b7b40-2cf8-4315-9cdd-2394fbd8cc9f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-slivrose-ref349

World Crafts Council

Collection Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rose Slivka papers
Rose Slivka papers / Series 5: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9809fa646-5241-4945-88be-0751393d0fd6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-slivrose-ref382

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