A Finding Aid to the Richard Mower Video Collection, 1977-1982, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mowerich
Creators:
Mower, Richard
Dates:
1977-1982
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
10 Linear feet
Repository:
The Richard Mower video collection measures 10.0 linear feet and dates between 1977 and 1982. The video collection is comprised of 77 recordings of the "Making it in Clay" workshop series held at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. Mower intended to use the recordings for classroom instruction and future projects, but, upon retirement, opted not to pursue them. Some of the presenters include: Ralph Bacerra, Tom Coleman, Ruth Duckworth, Toshiko Takaezu, Steve Howell, Juan Quesada, and Byron Temple. Also included is a folder of "Make it in Clay" posters.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Richard Mower video collection measures 10.0 linear feet and dates between 1977 and 1982. The video collection is comprised of 77 recordings of the "Making it in Clay" workshop series held at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. Mower intended to use the recordings for classroom instruction and future projects, but, upon retirement, opted not to pursue them. Some of the presenters include: Ralph Bacerra, Tom Coleman, Ruth Duckworth, Toshiko Takaezu, Steve Howell, Juan Quesada, and Byron Temple. Also included is a folder of "Make it in Clay" posters.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Mower was a ceramicist and professor at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.

Administration
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Richard Mower video collection was donated in 2001 by Richard Mower 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 Ricky Gomez in 2020.
Existence and Location of Copies
Some of the video recordings in the collection were digitized for research access and are available at Archives of American Art offices.

Using the Collection
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.
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.
Preferred Citation
Richard Mower video collection, 1977-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ceramicists -- Maryland -- Rockville Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American studio craft movement Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Maryland -- Rockville Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montgomery College. Rockville Campus Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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