Emil Milan Research Project records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.milaemil
Creators:
Emil Milan Research Project (2008-)
Dates:
circa 1940-2010
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.7 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Emil Milan Research Project records measure 0.7 linear feet and date from circa 1940-2010. Included is biographical material, correspondence, press clippings documenting landmark moments in Milan's career (a notable institutional moment involves the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery), photographs from Milan's time serving in World War II, rare catalogs and exhibition announcements, documentation related to his long teaching career at Peters Valley School of Craft in New Jersey, and interviews with associates of Milan. Also included is a small group of particle board templates for Milan's hallmark wood design shapes, salvaged from the floor of his studio.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Emil Milan Research Project was founded in 2008 by Barry Gordon, Norm Sartorius, and Phil Jurus to document the career and life of woodworker Emil Milan (1922-1985).

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2020 by Barry Gordon, Norm Sartorius, and Phil Jurus, founders of the Emil Milan Research Project.

Using the Collection
Terms of 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.
Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodworkers -- Pennsylvania Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Milan, Emil, 1922-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peters Valley (Craft center) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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