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Elizabeth Cowan papers concerning the Keramic Society and Design Guild of New York, 1912-1952

Cowan, Elizabeth
Arts administrator, Ceramicist
Active in New York, N.Y.

Keramic Society and Design Guild of New York, est. 1912

New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 28 items (on partial microfilm)

Collection Summary: Constitution and history of the Keramic Society and Design Guild of New York, as well as printed material including pamphlets, a clipping, and a membership list for 1938, 13 photographs of exhibitions, most occurring in 1927, and one of Isabelle Knobloch, a founder of the Society; and four photographs of the Washington Square Art Show, ca. 1935.

Biographical/Historical Note: Cowan was President of the Keramic Society and Design Guild of New York,1948-1952.The Society was founded in 1912 as the Keramic Society of Greater New York to promote better design in decoration of china. It expanded it's goals to include textiles and allied design and was renamed in 1924.

Donated 1965 by Elizabeth Cowan.

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