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.
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.