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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 RIT School for American Crafts records and slides contains short essays on the history of the school, a selection of administrative files, promotional materials, curriculum information, information about craft exhibitions at RIT as well as exhibitions of work by faculty and students, and a number of articles and clippings, mainly from 1950 to 1990. There is also a set of slides used to promote the school and facilities, ca. 2000.
The Barbara Cowles collection on Shop One contains materials about the retail store that featured handmade crafts by RIT professors, as well as other craftsmen in the Rochester area and beyond. Included are posters, news clippings, exhibition announcements, photographs, digital images and HTML pages from a website about Shop One (no longer live on web).
The Doug Baker collection on Shop One contains materials about the retail store, Shop One, that featured handmade crafts by RIT professors, as well as other craftsmen in the Rochester area and beyond. Included are copies of his designs for Shop One related materials including letterhead, logos, invitations, and advertisements.
Audio recording of Hobart Cowles receiving the Outstanding Teacher Award.
Digital audio recordings of two interviews with Hans Christensen. Christensen was a world renowned silver smith who taught at RIT for 29 years.