Bernard and Phyllis Fischer papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fiscbern
Creators:
Fischer, Bernard, 1900-1986
Fischer, Phyllis Potter
Dates:
[ca.1915-1977]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.1 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material; correspondence; financial material; writings and notes; teaching material; printed material; sketchbooks; diaries; scrapbooks; photographs; and artwork relate to the Fischers' work in crafts businesses, teaching, and involvement in crafts organizations.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Bernard Fischer was a painter, sculptor, designer, puppetteer, art teacher. Phyllis was a decorator, designer, and painter. The Fischers operated a crafts business specializing in enamels and exhibited their work in galleries and at crafts exhibitions. Bernard taught Industrial Arts in the NYC schools, and at classes at museums and crafts organizations.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1986 by Norma Kerlin, the Fischers' niece.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Handicraft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enamel and enameling -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enameled ware Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enamelers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Designers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration. Division of Recreation and Education Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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