School for American Craftsmen student woodworking craft
Scope and Contents
The School for American Craftsmen woodworking class student projects contains 4 objects: bowl, lidded box, and salt and pepper shakers. These objects were most likely made by a student of the school.
- circa 1960-1980
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This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
The School for American Craftsmen was originally established at Dartmouth College in 1943. The school’s funding was primarily due to the efforts of Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb, who was deeply committed to traditional crafts in America. They recruited European Masters to come and pioneer media specific craft programs. These teachers, in turn, became seminal figures in the American Craft Movements, beginning a legacy of high quality craft education based on the Bauhaus model. The school’s purpose was to develop and raise the standards of the hand arts in the United States. In 1953, through the efforts of Mrs. Webb, The School for American Craftsmen moved to its present home at RIT where it is part of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.
Text excerpted from School for American Crafts website. Accessed November 14, 2011.
0.9 Linear Feet (1 Lid box)
Wood bowl, lidded box, and salt and pepper shakers from the School for American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology. The objects were most likely made by a student.
The collection consists of 4 objects.
Bowl measures 5 x 3 inches, box measures 2 x 3 inches, and each shaker measures 5 x 2 inches.
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.
- Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Artifacts (object genre)
- Arts and crafts movement -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students
- Rochester Institute of Technology. School for American Craftsmen
- Woodwork -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Woodworking class
- School for American Craftsmen student woodworking craft
- RIT Archives
- 14 November 2011
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Part of the RIT Archives Repository
Rochester NY 14623 USA