The Museum Director's Exhibition files, 1948-1983, provide a varied and uneven source of information for exhibitions during this period. The records may document the exhibition and/or social events associated with an exhibition.
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.
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
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
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.