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School for American Craftsmen student woodworking craft

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0299

Scope and Contents

The School for American Craftsmen student woodworking craft collection contains 3 objects: bowl, lidded box, and salt and pepper shakers. These objects were most likely made by a student of the school.

Dates

  • circa 1960-1980

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The School for American Craftsmen was originally established at Dartmouth College in 1943. The school’s funding was primarily due to the efforts of Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb, who was deeply committed to traditional crafts in America. They recruited European Masters to come and pioneer media specific craft programs. These teachers, in turn, became seminal figures in the American Craft Movements, beginning a legacy of high quality craft education based on the Bauhaus model. The school’s purpose was to develop and raise the standards of the hand arts in the United States. In 1953, through the efforts of Mrs. Webb, The School for American Craftsmen moved to its present home at RIT where it is part of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Text excerpted from School for American Crafts website. Accessed November 14, 2011.

Extent

0.9 Linear Feet (1 Lid box)

Language

English

Overview

Wood bowl, lidded box, and salt and pepper shakers from the School for American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology. The objects were most likely made by a student.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 4 objects.

Physical Location

C.S. South, East wall, Shelf E74

Dimensions

Bowl measures 5 x 3 inches, box measures 2 x 3 inches, and each shaker measures 5 x 2 inches.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.
Title
School for American Craftsmen student woodworking craft
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Date
14 November 2011
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
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