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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.
The Joe and Ann Watson collection on Shop One consists of a 1990 School of American Craftmen's calendar and eight photographs of Shop One goods and artists.
Slides and audio recordings of the Craft Aesthetics Seminar held at RIT in 1979.
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.
Digital audio recordings of Robert H. Johnston during his time at RIT. Dr. Robert H. Johnston spent twenty years as a professor and administrator at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He eventually became the Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. In 1990 he was named a Special Assistant to the President of R.I.T. Dr. Johnston most known for developing a system of using digital imaging to decode damaged and ancient texts including the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The collection contains two pieces of fine jewelry created by artist Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez. One is a large necklace with a center breast plate and the other is a hand-piece titled You and me.