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.
Lowthorpe School of Landscape
.50 linear feet
The records document real estate transactions for the
Groton, MA property (1887-1934) and incorporation (1909/1929). Publications include
Endowment Campaign materials (1923-1925), course catalogs (1910-1945; incomplete),
and Annual Reports (1928-1931).
Rhode Island School of Design.
Photography Department records
84 linear feet
Individual and Group Portfolios, the bulk of the
portfolios are created by senior and graduate Photography students, 1966-2021. The
portfolios are also found in a searchable Photography Resource Center database
maintained by the Archives.
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