Oral history interview with Richard Reinhardt

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.reinha90
Creators:
Reinhardt, Richard H., 1921-
Polsky, Richard
Dates:
1990 July 5
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
109 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Richard Reinhardt conducted 1990 July 5, by Richard Polsky, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Reinhardt discusses his childhood in Philadelphia; his earliest art school classes, beginning at the age of ten; his studies at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art (now The University of the Arts); his military service including his first experience teaching mechanical drawing; returning to PMSIA after the war where he finished his degree while teaching, and his subsequent 41 years on the staff; studying with Virginia Cute, Margret Craver Withers and the Handy & Harman workshops; the curriculum at the PMSIA and the changes it underwent over the years; the development of the jewelry program with teachers Olaf Skoogfors, Robin Quigley and others; his move from jewelry into industrial design, furniture making and ultimately back to jewelry making; and exhibitions.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Reinhardt (1921-1998) was a jewelry maker, industrial designer, furniture maker, and educator from Philadelphia, Pa.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4778 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is a part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 41 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jewelry making Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewelry makers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cute, Virginia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Withers, Margret Craver, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handy & Harman (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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