Society of North American Goldsmiths,
Collection size: 13.0 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Records documenting the activities of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) including printed material; conference correspondence, guidelines, and final reports; SNAG School Survey, 1985-1986 (3 volumes); correspondence and financial records regarding Metalsmith magazine; board meetings; photographs of the sterling silver design competition, 1969-1970; audio and video recordings; and miscellany. Printed material includes clippings, newsletters and information packages for annual conferences, catalogs and announcements for SNAG member exhibitions, as well as material regarding the Society of American Silversmiths (SAS) and the Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North American (ABANA). Audio and video recordings include two cassette tapes "Economic Alternatives Seminar," featuring Olaf Skoogfors, Barry Merritt, and Jonathan Stember, Tyler School of Art, 1972; one CD-ROM "Sculptural Concerns, Contemporary American Metalsmithing," Fort Wayne Museum of Art and SNAG, 1997; and 16 VHS videotapes, mostly of slide lectures.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art organization; Lisle, Ill.. Est.1969. The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) was founded in 1969 to provide a meeting-place for contemporary jewelers and metalsmiths, to encourage the free exchange of information inside the field, to promote the field to a wider audience, and to recognize outstanding creative achievement.
Donated 2004 by the Society of North American Goldsmiths via Dana Singer, Executive Director. Additions are expected.