Fisch, Arline M.,
San Diego, Calif.
Collection size: 9.3 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Correspondence, printed material, writings, photographs and video documenting the career of Arline Fisch. Included are exhibition announcements, catalogs, invitations and price lists; consignment agreements; invoices with sketches of Fisch's work; Fulbright applications and reports; material concerning Fisch's teaching at San Diego State University; NEA applications and reports; printed material and notes from meetings of the Worlds Crafts Council, 1964-1986, and UNESCO, 1977-1981; correspondence, notes, grant proposals and conference programs for SNAG, 1979-1994; photographs of Fisch and her works of art, 1931-2002; a photograph album regarding lectures and workshops given by Fisch in Australia, 1972; drafts of articles and writings by Fisch, including a copy of her book "Textile Techniques in Metal for Jewelers, Sculptors, and Textile Artists" with the manuscript for the 2nd edition and the notes for the first edition; and miscellany. Also included is a VHS videotape documenting Fisch's traveling exhibition "Elegant Fantasy".
Biographical/Historical Note: Metalsmith, jeweler; professor; San Diego, Calif. Fisch taught at the San Diego State University from 1961-2001 and was president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) from 1982-1985.
Donated 2003-2004 by Arline M. Fisch as a part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
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- Arline M. Fisch retains copyright of the manuscript for the 2nd edition of her book "Textile in Metal for Jewelers, Sculptors, and Textile Artists (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, c.1975) and notes for the first edition.
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