Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.stetraym
Creators:
Steth, Raymond, 1917-1997
Dates:
1941-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American printmaker Raymond Steth contains corrrespondence; business records; photographs; printed material; and records of the Philographic School of Art including correspondence, financial records, course materials, student records, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Raymond Steth (1917-1997) was an African American printmaker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked for the WPA's Federal Art Project graphics division and collaborated with Dox Thrash, an artist known for developing new methods of Carborundum printing. After the WPA, Steth founded and directed the Philographic School of Art, an independent printmaking and graphics workshop teaching commercial, fine, and graphic art.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4315 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the possession of Raymond Steth.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

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

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Oral history interview with Raymond Steth, 1990 April 28 conducted by Marge Kline.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philographic School of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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