Edward G. Dykstra collection
Scope and Contents
The Edward G. Dykstra collection includes seven pieces of silverware and ceramic pieces made by Mr. Dykstra and signed "Dyke", others signed by "Flora." These include:
- Creation: circa 1948-1950
- Dykstra , Edward G. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Edward G. Dykstra was a 1949 graduate of the School for American Craftsmen at Alfred University. He studied metallurgy and was a member of the Craft Club. Mr. Dykstra started Ethox Inc., a nylon manufacturing concern, in Buffalo, N.Y. Nylon is manufactured using the gas “ethlox,” hence the name of the company. Mr. Dykstra was also a lover of classic cars and owned a 1920 Moon vehicle.
In a preparatory sketch for the flatware, there are very distinct “ridges” or “lines” as an artistic motif. These are hallmarks of Mr. Dykstra’s style and his artistic trademark.
Born in 1920, Mr. Dykstra died on March 2, 2010 in East Aurora, N.Y. He was predeceased by his wife,>Dorothy Haxton Dykstra. They had no children.
1.5 Linear Feet (1 carton )
The Edward G. Dykstra collection contains silverware and ceramic pieces; books and magazines about crafts, design, and silverwork; photographs of silver work and two Alfred University yearbooks. Mr. Dykstra attended the School for American Craftsmen (SAC) at Alfred University, graduating in 1948. The silver and ceramic include bowls, pitchers, plates, a vase and a box created by either Mr. Dykstra or a contemporary of his from SAC.
The collection is loosely divided by material type.
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
Edward G. Dykstra Collection
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Olive Hewett, niece to Edward Dykstra on April 1, 2010. The collection was delivered to the RIT Archive Collections by Peter Gabak, RIT Development officer.
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in October 2011.
- Alfred University (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. School for American Craftsmen (Organization)
- Edward G. Dykstra collection
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 19 October 2011
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