Oral history interview with Carlyle H. Smith

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.smith94
Creators:
Smith, Carlyle H., 1912-2004
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1994 August 8
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Items
sound cassettes (1 hr., 46 min.)
analog.
59 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Carlyle H. Smith conducted 1994 August 8, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Smith discusses his childhood in Torrington, Connecticut, his early interest in jewelry design, education at the Rhode Island School of Design in jewelry making and silversmithing, and teaching at the Rhode Island College of Education. He recalls working in the metal craft shop of Augustus Rose on jewelry design and repair, and studying with English master silversmith, William Bennett, at his workshop in 1947. Smith speaks of teaching metal arts in the Providence, R.I., public schools and setting up the first American university-level metal arts curriculum at the University of Kansas, 1947-1977. He describes his liberal approach to teaching by setting general assignments and working alongside students. He comments on his work, 1930-1993.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Carlyle H. Smith (1912-2004) was a metal worker, jewelry designer, silversmith, and educator of Providence, R.I. and Lawrence, Kansas

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available at the Archives of American Art's website.
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 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 administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 46 min.
General
Accompanied by 14 illustrations (7 slides and 7 photocopies).

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art metal-work -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewelry making Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Silverwork Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewelry makers -- United States -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metal-workers -- United States -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bennett, William E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rose, Augustus F. (Augustus Foster), 1873-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rhode Island School of Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Kansas -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
https://www.aaa.si.edu/