The records document architecture exhibitions held at the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, 1939-1943, and the use of exhibition materials by the Museum's Department of Education, 1940-1953.
Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art. Presidents' and
6.0 linear feet
The Presidents' and Directors' correspondence documents their interaction with family, friends, gallery owners, art dealers, donors, collectors, artists, museum directors, and curators, 1889-1966, bulk
1900-1948. The records include correspondence, legal documents, inventories, photographs, invoices, receipts,
and certificates of insurance, which document the consideration, acquisition, exhibition, conservation, and
disposal of works of art, as well as the Museum of Art’s internal affairs.
Robert Flaherty John Howard Benson Documentary Film
15,000 feet reel(s)
1944-1977 (bulk 1944-1977)
16mm footage from an unfinished film by Robert Flaherty documenting the calligraphy and stone carving work of RISD Professor John Howard Benson. Includes film footage from two subsequent attempts (1950s and 1970s) to complete the film.
The Heinrich Schwarz papers document his personal and
professional correspondence, 1940-1953, while at the Rhode Island School of
Art and include records documenting the activities of employees before and
after his tenure, 1926-1942 and 1954-1970.