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.
This collection contains the papers of poet Richard N. Wilmarth. After completing his B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Rhode Island in 1991, Wilmarth moved to Boulder, Colorado. He established Dead Metaphor Press which published his own work, and poetry based on the results of an annual (1995-2003) chapbook contest. This collection contains published reviews of Wilmarth's poetry, a limited number of publications that contain his poetry, appointment books, news clippings, and obituaries; preliminary versions of published and unpublished materials; handwritten drafts and revisions of his poetry, notebooks contain examples of self-reflection and personal commentary, observations on people, places, and experiences, and outlines for his writings; and his correspondence.
The L. Earle Rowe correspondence, 1912-1936, largely
comprises correspondence, as well as inventories, appraisals, newsclippings, and
journal articles which have been created by RISD Museum of Art Director Rowe, agents of museums,
galleries and cultural organizations, patrons, artists, vendors, and
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.
John J. Weir (1922-1977) grew up in the small seaside town of South Amboy, New Jersey. He became an avid reader of science fiction and horror in 1934 to escape the suffocating boredom of small town life. The John Weir papers contain autograph and typed correspondence to and from science fiction fans who were subscribers of or contributors to Weir’s fan magazine Fantasmagoria. Weir also received mail from many famous writers of the day, including H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, William Lumley, Robert Bloch, Henry Kuttner, Sam Moskowitz, Emil Petaja, John Baltadonis, and Duane Rimel. The collection also includes a photograph, postcards, an issue of the fan magazine Sweetness and Light, and John Weir’s Scripto pencil.
The records focus on acquisitions, gifts, and
researcher queries. With the exception of one file containing correspondence
(1961-1964) of Director David Giles Carter, the files include predominantly the
outgoing letters (1965-1967) of Zerner.