Solberg, Ramona L.,
Collection size: 3.0 linear feet.
Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, writings, artwork, printed material and miscellany relating to Romana Solberg's career as a jeweler.
Biographical materials include curriculum vitae and bibliography, awards and diplomas, financial statements, and travel materials. Correspondence is with friends, membership organizations including Seattle Metals Guild, Northwest Designer Craftsmen, and Society of American Goldsmiths; art associates, including Jack Stoops, and Marjorie and Russel Day; and posthumous condolence letters. Photographs are of exhibitions, Solberg's artwork (used for her publication Inventive Jewelry Making), her family, and travels. Writings include research notes on and a completed publication of Inventive Jewelry Making. Artwork consists of drawings and weaving samples by Solberg. Printed material includes magazines, exhibition catalogs and announcements, newspaper clippings, and calendars. Miscellaneous material includes financial statements and travel documents.
Biographical/Historical Note: Jeweler; Seattle, Wash.; b. 1921; d. 2005
Donated in 2003 and in 2008 by Ramona Solberg via Larry Metcalf, executor, as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
How to Use this Collection
- Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
- For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.