Alexandra S. Watkins papers relating to Miye Matsukata

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.watkalex
Creators:
Watkins, Alexandra Solowij, 1933-
Dates:
1969-1980
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Forty slides (1969-1979) taken by Watkins of jewelry and a bathroom frieze designed by Miye Matsukata, two press releases (1980), and three photocopies of clippings (1979) concerning Matsukata and her work, one is an obituary.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Watkins is a jeweler, goldsmith, Boston, Massachusetts who headed jeweler Miye Matsukata's workshop for many years and photographed pieces as they were returned for cleaning or repair. Miye Matsukata (1922-1981) was a Japanese American jewelry designer and metalsmith based in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked at her jewelry firm Janiye in Boston from 1950 to her death.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1985 by Alexandra Solowij Watkins.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
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Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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