Penland School of Crafts records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.penlscho
Creators:
Penland School of Handicrafts
Dates:
1932-1991
Languages:
Multiple languages
The "Letter from Finland to Penland" contains clippings which are in Finnish.
Physical Description:
12 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, financial records, subject files, notes and writings, printed material and photographs.
Scope and Contents
Included are correspondence, 1938-1991, between students, donors, and Penland directors Lucy Morgan, William J. Brown, Richardson Rice, and Verne Stanford discussing fundraising and school activities, including correspondence of the Penland Weavers and Potters, 1948-1951, and a "Letter from Finland to Penland", 1953; 2 cashbooks, 1941?; price lists; a report on the examination of accounts, 1974; records of memorial funds for Edward Fortner, 1959-1964, Lucy Morgan, 1962, and Bertha T. McElwain, 1964; minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings, 1935-1991; enrollment lists, 1940-1955, instruction notes for weaving classes, 1932-1950; a booklet "The Robust" containing enrollment lists and handwritten comments about summer workshops, 1946;
Scope and Contents
subject files containing letters, notes, and printed material about William J. Brown, 1962-1984, the Studio Craftsmen Fellowship Program, 1962-1963, National Conference on Handicrafts, 1940, Penland School Projects, 1965, Rutledge Books, 1973-1975, Cultural Advisory Committee, 1977-1980, National Crafts Planning Project, 1980, and Critics in Residence, 1986-1987; clippings, 1944-1991; brochures, 1934-1984; annual session catalogs, 1938-1991; 7 issues of Mountain MIlestones, 1952-1961; exhibition catalogs, 1980-1988; benefit auction catalogs, 1986-1990; miscellaneous printed material, 1935-1991; and photographs of Penland buildings, Lucy Morgan, weavers, and other craftspeople.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Craft school; Penland, N.C. Founded 1929 by Lucy Morgan. Formerly named Penland School of Handicrafts. The directors have been Lucy Morgan, 1929-1962, William J. Brown, 1962-1983, Richardson Rice, 1983-1984, Verne Stanford, 1984-1989, and Hunter Kariher, 1989- .

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4504-4515 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Penland School of Crafts, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by the Penland School of Crafts, 1991.

Other Title
Other Title
Penland School of Crafts records (microfilm title)

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Handicraft -- United States -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pottery -- 20th century -- United States -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaving -- United States -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramicists -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artisans -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weavers -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morgan, Lucy, 1889-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Penland Weavers and Potters Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Penland School of Handicrafts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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