Size: 3 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of sculptor and jewelry designer Cara Croninger measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1939 to 2019, with the bulk from the late 1970s through 2010. The collection documents Croninger's work through biographical material, notes and writings, correspondence, personal business records, preliminary works of art, printed material, press clippings, photographic material, and born-digital material. Biographical material includes a birth certificate, passport, calendars, resumes and other biographical writings, personal reminiscences, and memorial materials and obituaries. The collection includes both personal and professional correspondence from friends and business associates, including fellow Artwear designers Robert Lee Morris and Ted Muehling. Personal business records include contracts, designs, inventories, sales records, and other materials from a variety of galleries and stores. Printed material includes ephemera and publications related to exhibitions and events. Press clippings include reviews and articles about Croninger, as well as extensive editorial tear-sheets from magazines and publications featuring Croninger's jewelry. Photographic materials include portraits of the artist, friends, and family, as well as prints and slides of works of art. Preliminary works of art include drawings of jewelry designs as well as scattered sketches.