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Elizabeth Cowan papers concerning the Keramic Society and Design Guild of New York, 1912-1952

Elizabeth Cowan papers concerning the Keramic Society and Design Guild of New York, 1912-1952

Cowan, Elizabeth

Ceramicist, Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 28 items (on partial microfilm)

Summary: Constitution and history of the Keramic Society and Design Guild of New York, as well as printed material including pamphlets, a clipping, and a membership list for 1938, 13 photographs of exhibitions, most occurring in 1927, and one of Isabelle Knobloch, a founder of the Society; and four photographs of the Washington Square Art Show, ca. 1935.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cowan was President of the Keramic Society and Design Guild of New York,1948-1952.The Society was founded in 1912 as the Keramic Society of Greater New York to promote better design in decoration of china. It expanded it's goals to include textiles and allied design and was renamed in 1924.

Provenance

Donated 1965 by Elizabeth Cowan.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 2802 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Elizabeth Cowan papers concerning the Keramic Society and Design Guild of New York, 1912-1952. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.