A Finding Aid to the Oscar P. Fitzgerald Research Files on Furniture Makers, circa 2000, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fitzosca
Creators:
Fitzgerald, Oscar P.
Dates:
circa 2000
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of author, consultant, and historian Oscar P. Fitzgerald measure 0.2 linear feet and are dated circa 2000. The collection consists of Fitzgerald's research material on furniture makers that includes over 100 completed Furniture Maker's Questionnaires recording the histories and accomplishments, influences, and marketing shop practices of respondents, and a paper by Fitzgerald titled "The Movers and Shakers and How They Got There."

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of author, consultant, and historian Oscar P. Fitzgerald measure 0.2 linear feet and are dated circa 2000. The collection consists of Fitzgerald's research material on furniture makers that includes over 100 Furniture Maker's Questionnaires from respondents such as Sam Maloof, Garry Knox Bennett, Linda Sue Eastman, Yuko Shimizu, and others about their histories and accomplishments, influences, and marketing and shop practices. Also found in the collection is a paper by Fitzgerald titled "The Movers and Shakers and How They Got There" that was presented to the Furniture Society in Savannah, G.A. in 2004.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Oscar P. Fitzgerald (1943- ) is an author, art consultant, and art historian in the field of decorative arts in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated from Georgetown University earning a M.A. and Ph.D. in history. Fitzgerald was the director of the Navy Museum and is a faculty member at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

Administration
Author
Sarah Mundy
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Oscar P. Fitzgerald research files on furniture makers were donated in 2005 by Oscar Fitzgerald as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2022.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Oscar P. Fitzgerald research files on furniture makers, circa 2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Furniture making Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art consultants -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bennett, Garry Knox, 1934- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maloof, Sam Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eastman, Linda Sue Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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