Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1994

A Finding Aid to the Rudolph Schaeffer Papers, 1880s-1994, in the Archives of American Art, by Catherine S. Gaines

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Biographical Information

Rudolph Schaeffer (1886-1988), a proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement, aspired to unite technology, science, and lifestyle in order to live in harmony with nature. An individual with many talents and interests, he was best known for his work in the field of color study and as a teacher and the founder of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco.

Born on a farm in Clare, Michigan in 1886, Rudolph Schaeffer displayed musical and artistic talent from a young age. Although he initially wanted to become a professional musician, he began focusing more on art when his musical abilities were compromised by an improperly set broken wrist. Schaeffer received his first formal art training as a high school student and then attended the Thomas Normal Training School in Detroit, where he studied music, art, and design. He continued studying independently, developing interests in calligraphy and metal craft.

In 1907, Schaeffer taught manual training courses in the Columbus, Ohio, public schools. The following summer he traveled to Paris and London. While in London he saw an exhibition of Josef Hoffman’s modern interiors that had a great impact on his own design ideas. He then returned to Michigan and taught in schools close to home. In 1909, Schaeffer attended a design course in Minneapolis taught by A. E. Batchelder, director of Throop Polytechnic Institute in Pasadena. Both Batchelder and his course were strong influences on Schaeffer, as was Ralph Johnot, a proponent of Arthur Wesley Dow’s design principles. In 1910 Schaeffer joined the faculty of Throop Polytechnic Institute, where he remained for five years.

The U. S. Commission on Education selected Schaeffer to be part of a delegation of twenty-five American teachers sent to Munich for several months in 1914 to investigate the exemplary industrial design curriculum offered in their secondary schools. Schaeffer subsequently expected to begin teaching at the Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles at the start of the 1914 school year, but World War I erupted while he was in Germany and his return to the United States was delayed so long that another teacher had to be hired to fill his place.

In 1915 Schaeffer was a manual training instructor at the California College of Arts and Crafts (formerly the Hopkins School), and taught design and metal crafts at the University of California Berkeley. For a number of years afterwards, he did free lance design work, taught private classes, and ran a small summer school in his Piedmont studio. Schaeffer was a visiting professor at Stanford University in 1918 when he was drafted and sent to drafting and surveying courses by the Army. Between 1917 and 1924 Schaeffer was on the faculty of the California College of Arts and Crafts where he taught design, color, handicrafts, and interior design. During this period he developed a new approach to teaching color and design based on the prismatic color wheel.

During the early 1920s Schaeffer worked as a set designer and as Art Director of Greek Theatre at the University of California at Berkeley, Schaeffer began applying prismatic color theory to set and costume design. He also designed sets for productions in Detroit. In 1925, Schaeffer saw the Paris Exposition and researched interior and stage design while in France.

The Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design which, in its early days was called the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Rhythmo-Chromatic Design, opened on St. Anne Street in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1926. In 1951 the school then moved to Union Street on Telegraph Hill where it remained for nearly a decade. In 1960, the school purchased a former boys' school on Mariposa Street, Portero Hill. Rudolph Schaeffer lived in a small cottage built for him at the rear of the property where he designed and tended a remarkable "Peace Garden."

The Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design was best known for its courses in color and interior design. Schaeffer was the first person in the United States to teach prismatic color theory, is credited with being the first to use the term "interior design" rather than "interior decoration" and the first to incorporate the use of models into interior design coursework. In 1959 the school's courses were expanded from 2 to 3-year programs and a diploma was awarded. Former students include many successful interior designers, textile designers, furniture designers, industrial designers, commercial artists, color consultants, teachers, and master flower arrangers.

In addition to the interior design and color diploma courses, the school offered a summer session, classes for children, a brief lecture series for the general public, and a wide variety of classes including advertising art, architecture and design, art history, art in public schools, calligraphy, color design, color for television, color for weavers, color theory, design, drawing, environmental aesthetics, fashion design, fashion illustration, flower arrangement, industrial design, interior design, Notan, sculpture, space planning, textile design, and weaving. Always struggling financially and sometimes lacking adequate enrollment, the school nevertheless managed to stay open for nearly 60 years. In 1984, the Board of Directors voted to remove Schaeffer from the board and close the school. Two years earlier the board had forced Schaeffer to retire, appointed him Director Emeritus, and brought in a new director charged with making the institution financially solvent, reorganizing the curriculum, and working toward accreditation. Unable to separate himself from the school (though he had done so legally when it was incorporated in 1953), Schaeffer balked and refused to cooperate with plans for revitalizing the institution.

One of the aims of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design was to interpret Asian esthetic principles. To this end the East West Gallery was established at the school in 1950. A membership organization, it offered exhibitions, lectures, concerts, and other programs that encouraged cultural integration. Exhibitions alternated between East (Asian art and artifacts from Rudolph Schaeffer’s collection or other sources) and West (student work or work of local artists illustrating the influence of the Asian esthetic on contemporary art and design). East West Gallery was a membership organization, the first space of its kind in San Francisco for Asian art and operated in each of the school’s locations.

In addition to running the school Schaeffer was involved in many other activities. He wrote several articles about flower arrangement, color, and color theory that were published in popular magazines. In 1935, he published Flower Arrangement Folio I (said to be the first on the subject published in this country) and in 1942 edited and wrote the introduction to Sunset’s Flower Arrangement Book by Nell True Welch. Over a period of many years, he worked on several monographs on color, design, and "rhythmo-chromatics." None were ever published.

A sought-after speaker on the subjects of color, interior design, flower arrangement, and myriad other art topics, Schaeffer frequently served as a juror for art exhibitions and flower shows. From the 1930s on, the San Francisco department store Emporium used his services as a color consultant, as did Dutch Boy paints, and numerous textile and clothing manufacturers. Builders also asked Schaeffer to select interior and exterior colors for suburban housing developments.

Schaeffer worked on planning and designing the decorative arts exhibition at the 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition. In 1943-44, he participated in the Red Cross’s Arts and Skills program, using color therapy with shell-shocked soldiers in a psychiatric unit.

The Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Asian Art began as a collection of ceramics, both historical and contemporary examples chosen for their form and color, which he used for flower arrangements and in set-ups for still life classes. It soon expanded to include color prints, paintings, screens, and other works of art and portions were exhibited frequently in the East West Gallery. Selections from this collection were exhibited in Kansas City in 1960 and at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in 1976.

The City of San Francisco declared June 26, 1986, Schaeffer's 100th birthday, "Rudolph Schaeffer Day" and it was observed with great fanfare. He died at home on March 5, 1988, a few months before his 102nd birthday.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The collection measures 12.2 linear feet, dates from the 1880s-1994, and documents the life and varied career of Rudolph Schaeffer, artist, designer, teacher, writer, collector of Asian art, and pioneer in the field of color study who founded the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco in 1926. The papers include biographical information, correspondence, subject files, writings, diaries, journals, artwork, scrapbooks, sound recordings, and photographs.

Correspondence documents Schaeffer’s personal and professional activities as well as the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. Subject files contain various combinations of correspondence, photographs, printed material, and drawings reflecting Schaeffer’s activities, projects, and interests. Within the subject files is correspondence with artists, including Mark Tobey. Extensive writings include manuscripts for published and unpublished articles and drafts, notes, and manuscripts of several unpublished books including Collected Lectures of Rudolph Schaeffer on Color and Design, Color and Design, Prismatic Color Theory, and Rhythmo-Chromatics, all undated. Diaries include a volume recording Schaeffer's 1936 trip to Japan. 42 volumes of journals, compiled between 1954 and 1987, contain entries on a wide range of subjects including lists of errands, invitation lists, class notes, drafts of letters, notes including staff assignments and staff meetings, autobiographical notes and reminiscences, and musings on religion and philosophy.

The Artwork series houses artwork by Schaeffer and his students. Found are hand-made Christmas cards, designs, sketches, and sketchbooks. Seven scrapbooks document Rudolph Schaeffer’s career, his school and former students, and the San Francisco art scene. They contain printed material, photographs, letters, and a small amount of artwork. Volume 3 is devoted to East West Gallery, and volume 7 documents Rudolph Schaeffer’s 90th Birthday and the 50th Anniversary of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design.

Most untranscribed sound recordings (audio cassettes and reels) are of lectures by Schaeffer and others delivered at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design.

Printed material concerns the career of Rudolph Schaeffer, his school and former students, the San Francisco art scene, and general art topics. Included are articles and a book by Schaeffer, catalogs and other items produced by the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, and miscellaneous items about or mentioning Schaeffer and his school. Items of note are announcements of courses taught by Schaeffer in Piedmont and San Francisco prior to the opening of his school, and theatre programs from productions with sets and some costumes designed by Schaeffer in the early 1920s.

Photographs are of artwork, people, places, events, stage designs, and miscellaneous subjects. Artwork includes some designs by Rudolph Schaeffer; people include Schaeffer, his family, friends, and students. Of particular note are a photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, and one of Rudolph Schaeffer and Imogen Cunningham. Places include interior and exterior views of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design at its St. Anne Street and Mariposa Street locations.

An additional 1.3 linear feet of papers was accessioned in 2007 and remains mostly unprocessed. This accretion, circa 1908-1986, contains printed materials, including those relating to the Rudolf Schaeffer School of Design; artwork, including small paintings done by students of the school, hand-batiked fabric samples from the Weiner Verkstatte, and Volume 1 of an unfinished folio of flower arrangements by Schaeffer; photographs of Schaeffer and friends, Schaeffer's collection of art work, three photographs by Ansel Adams of the home of Fred and Caroline Frey, and a hand-crafted photograph album; a 1982 oral history interview with Schaeffer; a 1974 manuscript by Schaeffer entitled, "Rythmo-Chromatic Design and the Creative Process" and other published books; scattered writings; one letter to Scaeffer's mother; and other scattered materials.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 10 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms: . People, families and organizations are listed under "Subjects" when they are the topic of collection contents and under "Names" when they are creators or contributors.

Subjects:

  • Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976 -- Photographs
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 -- Photographs
  • Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design

Subjects-Topical:

  • Designers -- California -- San Francisco
  • Artists -- California -- San Francisco
  • Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs
  • Works of art
  • Diaries
  • Journals
  • Photograph Albums
  • Scrapbooks

Names:

  • Tobey, Mark
  • Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design

Provenance

The bulk of the Rudolph Schaeffer papers were donated in 1991 by the Schaeffer estate via Peter Docili, long-time administrator of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design and executor of the estate. Additional papers were received in 1997 from James Alexander, a friend of Docili's who, at the time of Docili's death was storing records for him, including some relating to the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. In 2007, William Woodworth, a close friend and caretaker of Schaeffer, donated additional papers which are unprocessed.

How the Collection was Processed

the 1991 and 1997 accessions were merged and fully processed by Catherine S. Gaines in 2006. The 2007 accretion of 1.3 linear feet remains unprocessed, but is minimally described in this finding aid.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Rudolph Schaeffer papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

All of the sound reels in series 7.3 were digitized for research access in 2010 and are available at the Archives of American Art offices.

How to Cite this Collection

Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1900-1988
(Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)

This series includes educational records such as grammar school and high school graduation programs, a graduation speech, certificates issued by the Thomas Normal Training School, and a transcript of coursework completed at Central State Normal School.

Box Folder
1 1 Awards and Certificates, 1936-1974, undated
1 2 Biographical Notes, circa 1957-circa 1984, undated
1 3 Death Certificate, 1988
1 4 Educational Records, 1900-1916
1 5 French Documents, 1925-1926
1 6 Horoscope, 1929
1 7 Identification Cards, 1943, 1959
1 8 Membership Card, 1908
1 9 Memorial Service Invitations, Obituaries, 1988
1 10 Passports and International Certificate of Vaccination, 1914-1969

Series 2: Correspondence, 1906-1989
(Box 1; 0.4 linear ft.)

Correspondence documents Schaeffer’s personal life and career as well as the activities of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. The earliest correspondence mainly concerns his educational background and early teaching experience, and includes letters of reference. Also included are many requests to lecture or serve on juries, letters from friends and former students, fan letters from readers of his magazine articles on flower arrangement, and correspondence relating to East West Gallery exhibitions, job prospects for students, and loans from the Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Asian Art.

Additional correspondence can be found in Series 3: Subject Files. Letters are also incorporated into the scrapbooks in Series 6, and some of Schaeffer’s journals in Series 4 include drafts of outgoing letters.

Box Folder
1 11-23 Correspondence, 1906-1989, undated
(13 folders)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1907-1988
(Boxes 1-2, OV 16; 1.3 linear ft.)

Subject files contain various combinations of correspondence, photographs, printed material, and drawings reflecting Schaeffer’s activities, projects, and interests.

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder
1 24 Arts and Skills (Red Cross work at Letterman Hospital), 1943-1944, undated
1 25 Arts Festival, 1956-1957, undated
1 26 Baker, Auda, 1941-1948, undated
1 27 Ball, Katherine, 1947-1949, undated
1 28 California College of Arts and Crafts Honorary Degree (April 28, 1980), 1979-1980
1 29 California Labor School, 1944-1947, undated
1 30 Chang Dai-Chen, 1970, undated
1 31 Chinese Art Purchases from Alice Boney Chinese Art, 1948-1949
1 32 Chinese Moon Festival, 1956
1 33 Clements, Grace, 1953-1955
1 34 Color in Parks, 1954
1 35 Color Prints, 1940, undated
1 36 Confucius Commemorative Day Ceremony, 1982
1 37 Docili, Peter and Alexandra, 1972-1987, undated
1 38 Dow, Arthur, 1917-1979
1 39 Dutch Boy Paint (Rudolph Schaeffer color consultant), 1937-1940, undated
1 East-West Gallery Exhibitions
1 40 Archaeological Finds of the People’s Republic of China, 1974-1975
1 41 Art of Stones and Chinese Woodblock Prints, 1966
1 42 Art of the Pictogram, 1950
1 43 Color Block Prints of China, 1981
1 44 Design Through the Chinese Eye, 1955-1957
1 45 Fat-Shan and Shih-Wan Wares of South China, 1950
1 46 Form and Color, 1950
1 47 Nature and the Chinese Eye, 1950
1 48 Emporium (department store), 1935-1947
1 49 European Shopping Trip (includes receipt for porcelain purchases), 1926-1927
1 50 Flower Arrangement, 1932-1960, undated
1 51-54 Former Students, 1927-1982, undated
(4 folders)
1 55 Freer Gallery of Art 50th Anniversary, 1973
1 56 Furniture Design, 1930, undated
1 57 Furniture Fashion Exposition (student competition), 1963
Box Folder
2 1 Gardens and Flowers, 1935-1973, undated
2 2 Henri, Robert, undated
2 3 Hidel, Nankoku, 1960-1969, undated
2 4 Hutchinson, Robert (former student), 1983
2 5 Huttenlocher, Faye, 1948-1982, undated
2 6 Ikebana, 1975-1976
2 7 Iowa (Iowa State College, Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, Iowa State Horticultural Society), 1942-1943
2 8 Irwin Paint Company, 1957
2 9 Japanese Relocation, 1943
2 10 Kaneko, Hiroko, 1971-1988, undated
2 11 Kartus, Sidney, 1957
2 12 Kellogg, Rhoda, undated
2 13 Krevitsky, Nik, 1966-1967
2 14 KRON-TV "Color for Television" Course, 1966-1967
2 15 Liebes, Dorothy, 1939
2 16 Los Angeles County Museum, 1952
2 17 Macky, Spencer, 1948-1959
2 18 Mexico, 1948
2 19 M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, 1957-1966
2 20 Munich Trip (U.S. Commission on Education group to study color in trade school Curriculum), 1914
2 21 National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies of Great Britain, 1972-1973
2 22-23 Negroes, 1943-1945, undated
(2 folders)
2 24 Oriental Art Study Group, 1982-1983
2 25 "Other Lives … Other Times" (clippings, possibly intended for a scrapbook), 1942-1957, undated
2 26-27 Polytechnic Elementary School, Pasadena, 1910-1968, undated
(2 folders)
2 28 Puccinelli, Raymond, 1957-1959, undated
2 29 Randall School (Rudolph Schaeffer, teacher), 1907, 1945
2 30 "The Rock" (2255 Mariposa St., final location of Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design), 1947-1971, undated
2 31 Rudolph Schaeffer Day (June 26, 1986), 1986-1987
2 32 Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design Closing, 1984
2 33 Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design Fund Raising Dinner, 1983
2 34 Sannomiya, Miya, 1934-1958, undated
2 35 Shivram and Janaki, 1954-1964, undated
2 36 Society for Asian Art and "Treasures of the Orient" (exhibition), 1976-1979
2 37 Summer School of Decorative Art/Summer School of Creative Decoration (Rudolph Schaeffer with Douglas Donaldson), 1910s
2 38 Taxes, 1957-1971
2 39 Theatre for the World, San Francisco, 1956, undated
2 40 Thurman, Howard, 1959-1978, undated
2 41-42 Tobey, Mark, 1958-1977, undated
(2 folders)
2 43 Toor, Evelyn, 1955
2 44 Weygers, Alexander G., 1955-1959, undated
2 45 William Gaskin Memorial Lectures on Japanese Painting and Sculpture, 1970-1971, undated
2 46 Women’s City Club Exhibition of Decorative Arts, 1929-1930, undated
(see also OV 16)
2 47 Wood, Leona, undated
Box
OV 16 Women’s City Club Exhibition of Decorative Arts, Installation Plans, undated

Series 4: Writings, circa 1910-1987
(Boxes 2-6, 15; 3.8 linear ft.)

The series is arranged into 2 subseries:

4.1: Writings by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1910-1987

Writings by Rudolph Schaeffer include manuscripts for published and unpublished articles and drafts, notes, and manuscripts of several unpublished books including Collected Lectures of Rudolph Schaeffer on Color and Design, Color and Design, Prismatic Color Theory, and Rhythmo-Chromatics, all undated. Diaries include a volume recording Schaeffer's 1936 trip to Japan. 42 volumes of journals, compiled between 1954 and 1987 become progressively more introspective and focused on the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. They contain entries on a wide range of subjects including lists of errands, invitation lists, class notes, drafts of letters, notes including staff assignments and staff meetings, autobiographical notes and reminiscences, and musings on religion and philosophy. Also extant are notes and texts for lectures and talks given at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design and many other venues, as well as notes on philosophy, color, and miscellaneous topics.

Box Folder
2 48 Articles, 1918-1973, undated
2 Books (unpublished)
2 49 Collected Lectures of Rudolph Schaeffer on Color and Design, undated
2 50 Color and Design, undated
2 51 Prismatic Color Theory, undated
2 52-54 Rhythmo-Chromatics, undated
(3 folders)
Box Folder
3 Diaries
3 1 Vol. 1: Japan, July 1936
3 Vols. 2-3
(see: Box 15)
3 Journals
3 2 Vol. 1: Dec. 6, 1954 – Oct. 6, 1955
3 3 Vol. 2: Oct. 8, 1955 – Oct. 23, 1956
3 4 Vol. 3: Nov. 1, 1956 – Dec. 23, 1957
3 5 Vol. 4: Jan. 13, 1958 – Jan. 24, 1959
3 6 Vol. 5: Jan. 29, 1959 – Jan. 1, 1960
3 7 Vol. 6: Nov. 21, 1959 – May 2, 1960
3 8 Vol. 7: May 7 - Dec. 9, 1960
3 9 Vol. 8: Jan. 5 – July 2, 1961
3 10 Vol. 9: July 4, 1961 – Feb. 2, 1962
3 11 Vol. 10: Feb. 5 – Aug. 7, 1962
3 12 Vol. 11: Sept. 5, 1962 – March 26, 1963
3 13 Vol. 12: March 26 – Dec. 15, 1963
3 14 Vol. 13: Jan. 4 – Sept. 16, 1964
3 15 Vol. 14: Sept. 19, 1964 – May 18, 1965
3 16 Vol. 15: June 1, 1965 – March 29, 1966
3 17 Vol. 16: March 29, 1966 – Jan. 18, 1967
3 18 Vol. 17: Jan. 3, 1967 – Jan. 31, 1968
3 19 Vol. 18: Feb. 12, 1968 – March 3, 1969
3 20 Vol. 19: March 8, 1969 – June 4, 1970
3 21 Vol. 20: March 4, 1969 – Jan. 19, 1970
3 22 Vol. 21: June 9 – Dec. 15, 1970
Box Folder
4 1 Vol. 22: Jan. 5, 1971 – Feb. 7, 1972
4 2 Vol. 23: Jan. 31 – Nov. 13, 1972
4 3 Vol. 24: Jan. 15 – May 14, 1973
4 4 Vol. 25: May 15 – Sept. 1973
4 5 Vol. 26: Sept. 23, 1973 – Feb. 26, 1974
4 6 Vol. 27: March 4 – Dec. 16, 1974
4 7 Vol. 28: Jan 6 – Aug. 20, 1975
4 8 Vol. 29: Sept. 19, 1975 – March 11, 1976
4 9 Vol. 30: June 28, 1976 – March 29, 1977
4 10 Vol. 31: Aug. 10, 1977 – July 1, 1978
4 11 Vol. 32: Sept. 8, 1978 – Sept. 16, 1979
4 12 Vol. 33: Sept. 21, 1979 – May 12, 1980
4 13 Vol. 34: July 1980 – Dec. 1, 1981
4 14 Vol. 35: Jan. 19 – June 16, 1982
4 15 Vol. 36: Aug. 11, 1982 – Dec. 20, 1983
4 16 Vol. 37: Aug. 1 – Nov. 16, 1983
4 17 Vol. 38: Jan. 1 – March 16, 1984
4 18 Vol. 39: April 18 – Sept. 13, 1984
4 19 Vol. 40: Nov. 23, 1984 – Feb. 5, 1985
4 20 Vol. 41: Aug. 10, 1985 – Jan. 12, 1986
4 21 Vol. 42: March 29, 1986 – March 9, 1987
Box Folder
5 Lectures
5 22 Pre-dating Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, circa 1910, undated
5 23-39 Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1920s-1980s, undated
(17 folders)
5 40-45 Other Venues, 1920s-1983, undated
(6 folders)
5 46 Lists of Faculty and Staff, 1981-1984
5 47 Miscellaneous Writings, 1930-1984, undated
5 Notebooks
5 48 Vols. 1-4, 1920, undated
5 49 Vol. 5 ("Quotations," "Basic Principles," "Application of Principles," Miscellaneous), 1935, 1979, undated
5 50 Notes on Color, 1937
5 51 Notes on Philosophy, 1937-1944, undated
Box Folder
6 1-4 Notes, Miscellaneous, 1931, undated
(4 folders)
6 5 Radio Talks, 1935-1952, undated
6 6 School Catalog (draft), 1982
Box
15 (sol) Diaries
(see also Box 3)
15 (sol) Vol. 2: Jan. - Aug., 1940
15 (sol) Vol. 3: Aug. - Dec., 1940, 1941

4.2: Writings by Other Authors, 1923-1987

Writings by other authors are about Rudolph Schaeffer and his school. Included are reminiscences of former students, student essays, transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with Schaeffer, and Doris A. McMillan’s notes of classes attended at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design between 1923 and 1946.

Box Folder
6 7 Angelo, Ann B. "Rudolph Schaeffer: A Memoir (An Archival Image Applying Oral History Techniques)," M. A. Thesis, John F. Kennedy University (Museum Studies/Museology Program), 1980
6 8 Baglin, M. "Colour (one of R. Schaeffer’s pupils looks at snow.)," Poem, undated
6 9 Cuddy, John. "The Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design – Which is in San Francisco," undated
6 10-12 McMillan, Doris A. Class Notes, Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1923-1946
(9 vols. in 3 folders)
6 Vol. 1: "Color and Form" with Rudolph Schaeffer, 1923
6 Vol. 2: "Color" with Rudolph Schaeffer, 1926
6 Vol. 3: "Color Notes" (from Light and Color by M. Luckish), 1928
6 Vol. 4: "Design" with Rudolph Schaeffer; "Plastic Form" with Rudolph Schaeffer; "Dyes" with Miss Henry and Welland Lathrop, 1928, 1930
6 Vol. 5: "Plastic Form" with Rudolph Schaeffer; "Art in Public School" with Miss Lewis, 1930
6 Vol. 6: "Aesthetic Appreciation" with Rudolph Schaeffer, 1932
6 Vol. 7: "Flower Arrangement" with Rudolph Schaeffer; "Dyes and Application to Textiles" (research notes), 1930, undated
6 Vol. 8: "Round the Color Wheel with Rudolph Schaeffer"; "Costume Design" with Marie Leonard, 1944
6 Vol. 9: "Free Brush" with Rudolph Schaeffer; "Dimensional Design," 1946
6 13 Robbins, Beverly. Untitled Talk (about studying at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, delivered at University of California Symposium), 1987
6 14 Roos, Robert de. "Rudolph Schaeffer," circa 1978
6 15 Student Essays, 1938, 1981
6 Various Authors
6 16 Lectures, Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1929-1948, undated
6 17 Press Releases (Rudolph Schaeffer and Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design), 1928-1950, undated
6 18 Welch, Nell True (edited by and foreword by Rudolph Schaeffer). Sunset’s Flower Arrangement Book, circa 1942
6 19 Unknown. Poem, "An Abstract Principle Learned in Schaeffer’s School of DESIGN," undated

Series 5: Artwork, 1911-1957
(Boxes 6, 15, OV 17; 0.3 linear ft.)

Additional artwork, mainly drawings by Rudolph Schaeffer and others, is among the subject files (Series 3) and scrapbooks (Series 6).

The series is arranged into 2 subseries:

5.1: Artwork By Rudolph Schaeffer, 1911-1957

Box Folder
6 20 Calligraphy, 1916, undated
6 21 Christmas Cards, 1927, undated
6 22 Color Studies (spiral bound volume), undated
6 23 Designs Illustrating Notan (with notes; on cards), undated
6 24 Designs, Drawings, Sketches, 1914-1957, undated
(see also: Box 15)
6 25 Designs, Sketches and Notes (original collation, removed from 3-ring binder), undated
6 Furniture Designs, undated
(see: Box 15)
6 Sketchbooks
6 26 Vol. 1: Flower Arrangements (includes miscellaneous notes), 1939, undated
6 27 Vol. 2: Sketches (with notes), undated
6 28 Vol. 3: Furniture Designs, undated
6 29 Vol. 4: Sketchbook (with notes), undated
Box
15 (sol) Designs and Drawings, 1911, undated
15 (sol) Furniture Designs, undated

5.2: Artwork by Other Artists, undated

Artwork by others includes designs, probably by students including Enid Alpers, Mary A. Baird, and Margaret Paxton.

Box Folder
6 30 Designs, 1915, undated
6 31 Drawing (by Piercy), undated
Box
15 (sol) Painting (by unknown), undated
Box
OV 17 Drawing, "Perspective from Northwest Corner, Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design…" (by J. B. Webb), 1958

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1933-1976
(Boxes 6, 14; 0.5 linear ft.)

Scrapbooks consist of 7 volumes containing printed material, photographs, letters, and a small amount of artwork. They document Rudolph Schaeffer’s career, his school and former students, and the San Francisco art scene. Two volumes are devoted to specific subjects: the East-West Gallery (vol. 3, 1950), Rudolph Schaeffer’s 90th Birthday and the 50th Anniversary of Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design (vol. 7, 1976).

Box Folder
6 Vol. 1
(see Box 14)
6 32 Vol. 2, 1937-1943, undated
6 33 Vol. 3, East-West Gallery, 1950
(disbound loose leaf notebook; original collation)
6 Vols. 4-6
(see: Box 14)
6 34 Vol. 7, Rudolph Schaeffer’s 90th Birthday and 50th Anniversary of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1976
Box
14 (sol) Vol. 1, 1933-1940
14 (sol) Vol. 4, Rudolph Schaeffer’s 90th Birthday and 50th Anniversary of Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1976
14 (sol) Vol. 5, "Of passing interest and perhaps much more in 1971-1972," 1971-1972
14 (sol) Vol. 6, "Of passing interest and perhaps much, much more," 1973-1975

Series 7: Sound Recordings, 1949-1986
(Boxes 11-13; 1.8 linear ft.)

Recordings consist of audio cassettes and reels, along with a small number of transcripts. Most recordings are lectures by Schaeffer and others delivered at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. Other recordings include Rudolph Schaeffer playing the piano, and "Rudolph Schaeffer Day," a city-wide event in San Francisco commemorating Schaeffer's 100th birthday.

The series is arranged into 3 subseries:

7.1: Transcripts, undated

Box Folder
11 (hol) 1-4 Transcripts of Selected Recordings (1937-1980), undated
(4 folders)

7.1: Cassettes, 1979-1986

Box Folder
11 (hol) 5-7 "Color" (parts 2-15), Lectures by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1979-1980
(3 folders, 14 cassettes)
11 (hol) 8 "Rudolph;" "Rudolph Schaeffer Day;" "R. S. Piano," "R. S. at Home," 1986, undated
(4 cassettes)
11 (hol) 9 Unidentified Lectures (?) by Rudolph Schaeffer, March 24-May 12, 1980
(4 cassettes)

7.3: Reels, 1949-1973

Series contains approximately 40 recordings on 35 sound tape reels (1/4 in. tape). Unless otherwise noted, reels are 7" in diameter.

Sound recordings are arranged in rough alphabetical order by title. Where different subjects were taped on the same reel, they are listed together in order to reflect the physical arrangement of the interviews on the reels.

All of the sound tape reels have been digitized for research access.

Box Item
12 1 Art and General Semantics, lecture by Haridas Chaudhuri, 1959 Feb 16
(1 sound tape reel)
12 2 Art in the Home, lecture by William Gaskin, circa 1960-1969 Jul 19
(1 sound tape reel)
12 3 Awareness of form and color, introduction, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, circa 1960-1969
(1 sound tape reel: 5 in.)
12 4 Awareness, part 1, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1960 March 24
(1 sound tape reel)
12 5 Awareness, part 2, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1960 March 24
(1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 6 Art of Arrangement, second and third lectures by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1960 October 6 and 1960 November 3
(1 side of sound tape reel)
12 7 Beatnick Poetry, lecture by Dr. Frederick Spielberg, 1960 February 18
(1 sound tape reel)
12 Chinese Art Structure, summer seminar
12 8 Line, Outline, and Form; lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1973 July 25
(1 sound tape reel)
(Last 26 minutes of side 2 contains an excerpt of a lecture on meditation and creativity by Haridas Chaudhuri, not dated)
12 9 Form and Color, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1973 July 26
(part of 1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 10 Color and Revealing of Art Objects, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1973 July 27
(part of 1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 11 Chinese Calligraphy and its Influence on Chinese Painting, lecture by William Wu, 1973 July 27
(1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 12 Space, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1973 July 30
(part of 1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 13 Chinese Painters, lecture by Howard Rogers, 1973 July 30
(part of 1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 14 Ten Bamboo Hall Prints, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1973 July 31
(1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 15 Holistic Philosophy, lecture by Haridas Chaudhuri, 1973 August 1
(1 sound tape reel)
12 16 Finale, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1973 August 3
(1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 17 Six Courses of Chinese Art, lecture by William Wu 1973 August 3
(1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 18 Color, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer circa 1950-1959
(1 sound tape reel)
12 19 Color, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, circa 1960-1969
(1 sound tape reel: 5 in.)
12 20 Contemporary Weavers: Light and Life in Weaving, lecture by Rudolph Scaheffer, 1960 January 9
(1 sound tape reel)
12 23 Design, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, circa 1960-1969
(1 sound tape reel)
12 24 Interior Design and Color, excerpt of lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, circa 1960-1969
(1 sound tape reel)
12 25 Interior Design: Fine Art, Space, Light; lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1959 October 1
(1 sound tape reel)
12 26 Unidentified lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, circa 1960-1969
(1 sound tape reel)
12 27 Modern Art, lecture by unidentified speaker circa 1960-1969
(2 sound tape reels)
12 28 Oriental Art Summer Seminar, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, circa 1960-1969
(1 sound tape reel)
12 29 Picasso'a Yoga, lecture by Frederic Spielberg, 1959 March 19
(2 sound tape reels)
12 30 Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design meeting, 1961 March 6
(2 sound tape reels)
(Attendees include Rudolph Schaeffer, Bill Goghen, Bill Allen, Jo Sinel, and Fred Frey)
12 31 Plans for World Improvement, circa 1960-1969
(1 sound tape reel)
12 32 Principles of Order, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, circa 1950-1959
(1 sound tape reel)
12 33 Principles of Design, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1959 October 29
(1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 34 Elements of Design, 1960 September 27
(1 side of 1 sound tape reel)
12 35 Recorded Greeting to Students from Rudolph Schaeffer, circa 1960-1969
(1 sound tape reel)
Box Item
13 1 School Architecture, lecture by Mario Ciampi, 1957 July 26
(2 sound tape reels)
(Reel 2 contains 16 minutes of a lecture on Indian dance by an unidentified speaker at the end of side 2)
13 2 Space in Design, lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, circa 1950-1959
(1 sound tape reel)
13 3 Test Reel, circa 1960
(1 sound tape reel)
13 4 Test Reel, 1972
(1 sound tape reel)
13 5 Blank Reels, circa 1950-1976
(3 sound tape reels)
(1 of the blank reels was labeled "Japanese Rock Poems," and dated October 15, 1959. The other 2 blank reels were unlabeled)

Series 8: Miscellaneous Records, 1905-1986
(Box 7; 0.5 linear ft.)

Among the miscellaneous records are color samples for various Schaeffer projects and transcripts of various interviews conducted with Schaeffer and a meeting of the school staff. Guest books include those for Schaeffer's 99th and 100th birthday parties.

Box Folder
7 1 Artifact – "Piece of colored stucco picked up from the ground, a specimen of beautiful blue green color, Peking, summer 1936"), 1936
7 2-4 Color Samples (for textiles, store and/or residential interiors, and unidentified purposes), 1947-1948 (3 folders)
7 Guest Books
7 5 Guest Book of Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1934-1985
7 6 Rudolph Schaeffer’s 100th Birthday, 1986
7 7 Rudolph Schaeffer’s Birthday (loose pages), undated
7 8 Insurance Policies, 1905-1915
7 9 Stock Certificate, 1912
7 Transcripts
7 10 Oral History of Rudolph Schaeffer interviewed by Margaretta K. Mitchell (Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley), 1981
7 11 Rudolph Schaeffer interviewed by Bernie Swadley, Oakland Museum, circa 1973
7 12 Staff Meeting, Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, July 9, 1979

Series 9: Printed Material, 1906-1994
(Boxes 7-8, 15; 0.9 linear ft.)

Printed material concerns the career of Rudolph Schaeffer, his school and former students, the San Francisco art scene, and general art topics.

Additional printed material is included with Series 3: Subject Files and Series 6: Scrapbooks.

The series is arranged into 3 subseries:

9.1: Produced by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1935-1942

Material produced by Schaeffer consists of articles and a book.

Box Folder
7 13 Articles, 1937-1938, undated
7 Books
7 14 Flower Arrangement I (portfolio; photography by Ralph Young), 1935
7 15 Sunset’s Flower Arrangement Book by Nell True Welch, Edited and Foreword by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1942

9.2: Produced by Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1920s-1986

This subseries includes items such as school catalogs, announcements and invitations.

Box Folder
7 16 Calendars of Events, 1955-1957, undated
7 17-23 Catalogs and Course Announcements, 1920s-1984, undated
(7 folders)
7 24 Exhibition Announcements and Invitations, 1920s-circa 1982, undated
7 25 Form Letters, 1933-1955, undated
7 26 Lecture Announcements, 1920s-1973, undated
7 27 Newsletter, 1975
7 28 Press Release, undated
7 29 Sample Certificates, Stationery, undated
7 30 Special Event Announcements and Invitations, 1948-1986, undated

9.3: Produced by Others, 1906-1994

Printed material found here is about or mentions Rudolph Schaeffer and his school. Items of note are announcements of courses taught by Schaeffer in Piedmont and San Francisco prior to the opening of his school, theatre programs from productions with sets and some costumes designed by Schaeffer in the early 1920s.

Box Folder
7 About or Mentioning Rudolph Schaeffer
7 31 Announcements of Rudolph Schaeffer Summer School of Design and Handicraft/Rudolph Schaeffer Crafts and Art Studio (Piedmont, Calif.), California School of Fine Arts, 1916-1919, undated
7 32 Book, Miss Aunt Nellie: The Autobiography of Nellie C. Cornish, University of Washington Press, 1964
Box Folder
8 1-5 Clippings, 1910s-1980s, undated
(5 folders; see also Box 15)
8 6 Exhibition Announcements, 1922-1984
8 7 Lecture and Workshop Notices, 1916-1959, undated
8 8 Miscellaneous Items, 1906-1986, undated
8 9 Rudolph Schaeffer Collection (exhibition catalogs, etc.), 1976-1994, undated
8 10 Theater Programs (sets designed by Rudolph Schaeffer), 1920-1925, undated
8 About/Mentioning Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design
8 11-12 Advertising, 1920s-1983, undated
(2 folders)
8 13-15 Clippings, 1927-1975, undated
(3 folders)
8 16 Miscellaneous Items, 1928-1960, undated
8 17 Clippings, Miscellaneous Subjects (art-related), 1932-1987, undated
Box
15 (sol) Oversized Clippings About/Mentioning Rudolph Schaeffer, 1976-1980

Series 10: Photographs, 1880s-circa 1988
(Boxes 8-10, 15, OV 18; 1.3 linear ft.)

Additional photographs may be found in Series 3: Subject Files and Series 7: Scrapbooks.

The series is arranged into 8 subseries:

10.1: Artwork, circa 1907-1980

Photographs are of artwork, people, places, events, stage designs, and miscellaneous subjects. Artwork includes some designs by Rudolph Schaeffer, many samples of student work in various media, and views of exhibition installations.

Box Folder
8 Designs
8 1 Furniture, undated
8 19 Furniture (Columbus Manual Training School), circa 1907
8 20 Metal Work (including jewelry), undated
8 Exhibition Installations
8 21 "Modern Art Pots for Flowers, Rudolph F. Schaeffer Crafts and Art Studio, Piedmont"), 1910s
8 22 Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Asian Art, Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1980, undated
8 23 Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Rocks, Kansas City, circa 1969
8 Student Exhibitions, Rudolph Schaeffer instructor
8 24 California College of Arts and Crafts; Schaeffer’s Crafts and Art Studio, Piedmont, circa 1910s
8 25 Cornish School?, circa 1920s
8 26-31 Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1931-1932, 1978, undated
(6 folders)
8 32 Oriental Art Exhibition (at Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design), 1980
8 33 Women’s City Club, San Francisco, Exhibition of Decorative Arts (designed by Rudolph Schaeffer), 1929 or 1930
8 34 Unidentified Exhibition(s) (featuring flower arrangements), undated
8 35 Flower Arrangements, 1931-1977, undated
8 36 Models for Student Interior Design Projects, undated
8 37 Paintings, undated
8 Schaeffer, Rudolph
8 38 Interiors, undated
8 Stage Designs (see 10.5: Stage Designs)
8 39 Wall Decorations, undated
8 40 Screens, undated
8 41 Sculpture, undated

10.2: People, 1880s-1980s

People portrayed here are mainly Rudolph Schaeffer, the Schaeffer family, friends and students. Of particular note are a photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright’s visit to the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, and a photograph of Rudolph Schaeffer with Imogen Cunningham.

Box Folder
8 42-45 Rudolph Schaeffer, 1880s-1980s, undated
(4 folders)
8 46 Rudolph Schaeffer with Chang-Dai-Chien, 1967
8 47 Rudolph Schaeffer with Classmates, 1899-1904
8 48 Rudolph Schaeffer with Family (?), circa 1900-1930
8 49 Rudolph Schaeffer with Frank Lloyd Wright and Students, 1958 or 1959
8 50 Rudolph Schaeffer with Imogen Cunningham, 1974
8 51-53 Rudolph Schaeffer with Others, 1913-1914, 1960s-1980s, undated
(3 folders)
Box Folder
9 (hol) 1 Family, Parents (Julius and Mary Hirzel Schaeffer), undated
9 (hol) 2 Others, Individuals and Groups, 1932-1984, undated

10.3: Places, circa 1907-1983

Places include interior and exterior views of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design at its St. Anne Street and Mariposa Street locations, travel pictures of Laguna Beach and Mt. Wilson, and unidentified buildings and landscapes.

Box Folder
9 (hol) 3 Buildings, Unidentified, undated
9 (hol) 4 Columbus, Ohio, Manual, Training School, circa 1907
9 (hol) 5 Home of Cousin Karl (?) Schaeffer (interior view), undated
9 (hol) 6 Laguna Beach, circa 1913
9 (hol) 7 Landscapes, Unidentified
9 (hol) 8 Mt. Wilson, 1910
9 (hol) Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design
9 (hol) 9 Mariposa Street, 1970-1981, undated
9 (hol) 10 St. Anne Street, undated
(see also: OV 18)
9 (hol) 11 Summer Cabin, Dos Rios, Calif., 1983, undated
Box
OV 18 Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, St. Anne Street, undated

10.4: Events, 1937-1976

Among the events depicted are an arts festival, an exhibition opening, a graduation and parties held at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. Stage sets photographed were designed by Rudolph Schaeffer for productions in San Francisco and Detroit. Among the miscellaneous subjects are horses, Rudolph Schaeffer’s collection of Asian art and his headstone in Clare, Michigan.

Box Folder
9 (hol) 12 Arts Festival, Aquatic Park, 1954
9 (hol) 13 Exhibition Opening, "Selections from the Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Oriental Art," Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1976
9 (hol) 14 Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design Graduation, 1971
9 (hol) 15 Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design Parties, 1937-1962

10.5: Stage Designs, circa 1920s

Box Folder
9 (hol) 16 Detroit ("Pelleas and Melisande," "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"), 1921
9 (hol) San Francisco
9 (hol) 17 Children’s Theatre of San Francisco (unidentified), 1922 or 1923, undated
9 (hol) 18 Civic Auditorium ("Fantasy in Snowland"), 1922 or 1923
9 (hol) 19 Unidentified, undated
9 (hol) 20 Seattle (The Cornish School?, unidentified), 1920s
9 (hol) Unknown Location(s)
9 (hol) 21-22 A-Z by Title, undated
(2 folders)
9 (hol) 23 Unidentified, undated

10.6: Miscellaneous Subjects, circa 1910-circa 1988

Box Folder
9 (hol) 24 Automobile, undated
9 (hol) 25 Christmas Ornaments, undated
9 (hol) 26 Horses, undated
9 (hol) 27 Rudolph Schaeffer Collection (Asian art), 1986, undated
9 (hol) 28 Schaeffer Headstone (Clare, Mich.), circa 1988

10.7: Photograph Album, undated

A photograph album contains views of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design on St. Anne Street, exhibition installations, selections from Rudolph Schaeffer’s collection of Asian art, and student work.

Box Folder
10 (pam) 1 Photograph Album, undated
(1 vol., disbound)

10.8: Negatives, Slides, and Color Transparencies, circa 1958-circa 1969

Box Folder
10 (pam) Artwork
10 (pam) 2 Exhibition Installations (Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Rocks, Kansas City), circa 1969
10 (pam) 3 Flower Arrangements, undated
10 (pam) 4 "Modern Art Pots for Flowers, Rudolph F. Schaeffer Crafts and Art Studio, Piedmont," 1910s
10 (pam) People
10 (pam) 5 Rudolph Schaeffer (painting; planting a tree), undated
10 (pam) 6 Rudolph Schaeffer with Others (Frank Lloyd Wright and Students; unidentified), 1958 or 1959, undated
10 (pam) 7 Places, Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design (Mariposa Street), undated

Series 11: Unprocessed Accretion, circa 1908-1986
(Boxes 19-20; 1.3 linear ft.)

An additional 1.3 linear feet of papers was accessioned in 2007 and remains mostly unprocessed. The material in this accretion dates from circa 1908-1986 and contains printed materials, including those relating to the Rudolf Schaeffer School of Design; artwork, including small paintings done by students of the school, and hand-batiked fabric samples from the Weiner Verkstatte; photographs of Schaeffer and friends, Schaeffer's collection of art work, three photographs by Ansel Adams of the home of Fred and Caroline Frey, and several hand-crafted photograph albums; a 1982 oral history interview with Schaeffer; a 1974 manuscript by Schaeffer entitled, "Rythmo-Chromatic Design and the Creative Process" and Volume 1 of an unfinished folio of flower arrangements by Schaeffer; published books by others; one letter to Scaeffer's mother; and other scattered materials.

These papers have been minimally arranged.

Box Folder
19 1 Books by Others Deutche Werkkunst, 1916
19 2 Books by Others, circa 1980s
19 3 Photograph Album, "Rudolph Schaeffer Remembered", circa 1980s
19 4 Photographs of Schaeffer and Others, circa 1915-1980s
19 5 Photograph Album of Schaeffer's Summer Garden, 1973
19 6 Three Photographs by Ansel Adams of the Home of Fred and Caroline Frey, undated
19 7 Letter to Schaeffer's Mother, 1908
19 8 Printed Materials, circa 1916-1949
19 9 Oral History Interview Transcript, 1982
19 10 Writings by Scaeffer (includes folio on flower arranging and "Rythmo-Chromatic Design and the Creative Process") , circa 1970s - circa 1980s
19 11 Student Thesis, 1949, 1950
19 12 Student Artwork, circa 1920s
19 13-18 Matted Hand-Batiked Weiner Verkstatte (Vienna Workshops) Fabric Samples (includes samples by Josef Hoffman and Kolom Moser), circa 1920s
(6 folders)
Box Folder
20 (sol) 1 Oversized Matted Hand-Batiked Weiner Verkstatte (Vienna Workshops) Fabric Sample, circa 1920s
20 (sol) 2 Handmade Photograph Album by Gail Reynolds Natzler (includes photos of her work and of Scaeffer), 1980
20 (sol) 3 Oversized Photograph of actress Peggy Cuddy, an acquaintance of Schaeffer's, circa 1920s - 1930s