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Materials related to Hans Christensen, the world-renowned silversmith and former Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) professor. Most of the collection consists of articles written on Hans Christensen, specifically his works, achievements, and death. The collection also includes some miscellaneous documents such as a biographical sketch, exhibition catalog, and a few pieces of correspondence.
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).
Digital audio recordings of two interviews with Hans Christensen. Christensen was a world renowned silver smith who taught at RIT for 29 years.
Silver spoon from the Hotel Rochester. The Hotel Rochester was the predecessor of the Nathaniel Rochester Hall, a men's dorm on West Main Street on the downtown campus of RIT. The collection includes one silver spoon.
Pencil drawings of designs created by Hans Christensen, the renowned silversmith and Rochester Institute of Technology professor. Five of the drawings are of a spice box, while one is of a ceremonial mace presented to Mark Ellingson.
13 pieces of silver craft by Hans Christensen. Pieces were created for the RIT President, Chapel, and awards.
Silver pin in lightening bolt shape stamped with hallmark "RH Pearson".
5 piece silver tea and coffee service by John Prip for Reed & Barton.
Two oxidized silver necklaces, one titled Emerald Trough necklace features ten oxidized silver bars connected by a trough containing a natural emerald. The other untitled piece is made of silver teaspoons and cotton string. The spoons create a silver cage that contains a spray of bay leaves. Ms. Bello created it during her time as a student at RIT's School for American Crafts.
6 silver pieces by Hans Christensen.