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.
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.
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