Collection ID:
Foster, John Arthur, 1900-1980
[ca. 1935-1989]
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, business records concerning sales, loans, and exhibitions, undated and 1943-1981; writings, including lecture notes, articles and drafts, undated and 1938-1953; correspondence with professors, art and ceramic institutions, friends and colleagues, undated, and 1935-1977; printed material, including exhibition catalogs, announcements, and clippings, undated and 1938-1989; and photographs, slides, and negatives of Foster's work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ceramist; Detroit, Michigan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Gordon and Elizabeth L. Orear, 1990, who obtained the material while writing their book THE POTTERY OF JOHN FOSTER: FORM AND MEANING (Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1990)

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Pottery -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramicists -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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