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Gorham Manufacturing Company records (SP4.0)

Rhode Island School of Design Archives

Fleet Library at RISD
2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-709-5922
Fax: 401-709-5932
email: risdarchives@risd.edu

Administrative Information

Acquisition: In August of 2005, RISD was the recipient of a significant gift from Lenox, Inc. through the parent company Brown-Forman. The historic Gorham Design Library had left Rhode Island a number of years previously as a result of corporate mergers; at this time the company decided the material did belong in Rhode Island, and they donated the books (c. 1300 volumes) to the Library, designs and presentation drawings to the RIDS Museum of Art, and the Gorham company archives to Brown University.
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rachael Juskuv.
Encoding: Finding aid encoded by Rachael Juskuv 2012 July 20
Revisions: 2019 July 3
  • Revised by Douglas Doe
  • Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)