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
Speeches, 1955-1962, delivered primarily to RISD
Trustees, faculty, and students comprise the bulk of the series. The Writings, circa
1948-1960, document the history of RISD and the Painting Department. In addition,
the series includes Frazier's manuals for his Freehand Drawing classes.
Maintained primarily as notebook logs by the
President's staff, the series contains photocopies of President Lee Hall's letters,
memorandums, speeches, lectures and writings. Fourteen videotaped interviews with
recipients of an Honorary Degree or Athena Award have been transferred from the
The Eliza G. Radeke records include correspondence,
notes, speeches, a diary (1886-1887) and RISD records, 1860-1942, bulk 1880-1931. Also
included are items documenting the acquisition of the Museum's cast collection and
the construction of the Japanese Gallery, as well as documents recording museum
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Schutte, 1983-1992, and include correspondence, published and unpublished reports,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.