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Augustus Foster Rose papers, 1895-1996

Rose, Augustus F. (Augustus Foster), 1873-1946

Metal-worker, Art teacher, Jeweler


Collection Information

Size: 0.8 Linear feet; 0.6 Linear feet, Addition

Summary: Biographical material; general correspondence file, ca. 1902-1947; project file, 1917; writings by Rose and others describing techniques and styles in jewelry and other metal works, ca. 1906-1938; speeches, 1945 and undated; Rose's recipes for metals and finishes, undated; notes, sketches and studies by Rose done as a student, ca. 1895-1945; teaching notes, 1906; and clippings, ca. 1916-1990, school bulletins, and other printed material. Also found are photographs of Rose, his family and associates, ca. 1914-1945 and undated; 4 phonographs of a lecture given by Rose, 1932; a subject file on the Rhode Island School of Design, ca. 1907-1931; and miscellany, ca. 1912-1928.
ADDITION: Notes, lectures, and writings on various aspects of metalsmithing and jewelry making; reference clippings; tearsheets; and published technical material; photographs of metal work; manufacturers and refiners brochures; and museum publications. and invitations and exhibition catalog for "Masters of American Metalsmithing," organized by the National Ornamental Museum, Memphis, Tenn., 1988.

Biographical/Historical Note

Metalworker, jewelry designer, instructor. Taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and in the Rhode Island public school system.


Donated 1994 and 1997 by Margaret and Elizabeth Rose, the daughters of Augustus Foster Rose.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Augustus Foster Rose papers, 1895-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.