Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wiscdesc
Creators:
Wisconsin Designer-Craftsmen
Dates:
1937-1973
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
800 Items
(on 3 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Organizational records including those of the Wisconsin Artists Federation and the Society of Applied Arts, the two predecessors of the Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen. Records contain correspondence; constitutions; minutes of regular meetings and of council and committee meetings; financial records; membership lists; biographical data sheets on members; exhibitors' lists; lists of awards; bulletins; newsletters; a scrapbook; five calendars which include the work of Wisconsin craftsmen; and some material on related organizations such as the American Crafts Council and Midwest Designer-Craftsmen.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Arts and crafts society; Milwaukee, Wisc. Founded as the Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts (1916-1936) then becoming the Wisconsin Artists Federation (1936). Its purpose is "to promote fellowship among the workers, and to raise the standards of beauty in objects of common use, to bring designer and worker into mutual relationship..."

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 596-598 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent 1973 by Sister M. Rosemarita Huebner, president of the society.

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
Arts and crafts movement Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Wisconsin -- Oshkosh Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft -- Wisconsin Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Craftsmen's Council Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Midwest Designer-Craftsmen Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wisconsin Artists Federation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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