The collection contains records of the Director,
Educational Director, Executive Vice-President, and Presidents. The records cover
1905-1965 and the bulk of the records document the Royal Bailey Farnum
Typed research notes prepared by Nancy Love covering
the period between 1878 and 1952 are based on Elsie Bronson's manuscript ("RISD: A
Half-Century Record, 1878-1928," 1932) as well as catalogues, yearbooks,
correspondence, and corporate/administrative records. Narrative reports provide
information about the development of Departments, Divisions, and Administrative
offices, 1945-1950. The materials in this collection were gathered in preparation
for the RISD's 75th Anniversary.
These records document the presidency of Thomas F.
Schutte, 1983-1992, and include correspondence, published and unpublished reports,
memoranda, meeting minutes and agendas, faculty contracts, accreditation records,
and legal files covering 1982-1993. Louis Fazzano administration records, 1992-1993,
filed with Schutte documents are maintained with the Schutte records.