Collection size: 1.4 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels).
Collection Summary: Correspondence files on the American Craftmen's Council, the Midwest Designer-Craftsmen, the North Central Regional Council of the American Craftmen's Council and the Illinois Craftmen's Council; exhibition catalogs, announcements and lists of works; drawings; photographs; clippings; writings and panel discussions; and miscellany.
Biographical/Historical Note: Glassmaker; Riverside, Illinois. Since the 1940s, Higgins and his wife, Frances, have been making glass in the midwest. In the early 1950s, Higgins was involved in a crafts exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute in the 1950's and was involved with its spin-off, the Midwest Designer Craftsmen, an organization interested in developing exhibits, markets, and professional associations for the professional craftsmen in the midwest. MDC was followed by the Illinois Craftsmen Council.
Donated 1975 by Michael Higgins.
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