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Hans Christensen papers, 1924-1989, bulk 1955-1983

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Series 4: Personal Business Records , 1953-1983
3.5 Linear Feet
Boxes 3-6, 13, OVs 16-17

Personal business records are divided into general, activity, and commission files.
General files consist of a card file of designs, a job notebook that includes project information and inventory kept at Christensen's home, price lists, sales records, and vendor files.
Activity files contain files for exhibitions in Rochester, Denmark, and Mexico; travel; and chronological files that contain records that mainly relate to exhibitions, but also include requests to publish photographs of Christensen's work, requests for photographs of artwork, correspondence regarding projects, printed material, and some teaching records that may overlap with material within the teaching files series.
Commission files contain templates, sketches, and some correspondence and printed material. The files retain the devised titles created by Christensen. Some of the titles include the name of the client while most titles only state the type of design. Some of the clients are the Eastman House, Friends of the Rochester Public Library, Gannett Gold, Nathaniel Rochester Society, RIT, Women's Council, Xerox, and several churches. Other sketches for commissions may be found in the artwork series.
4.1: General, 1955-1982
Description Container
Card Files, Designs of Type, circa 1970s
3
29-30
Job Notebook, circa 1970s
Includes inventory at Christensen's home along with project information.
3
31-32
Price Lists, circa 1978
3
33
Sales Records, 1955-1969
3
34-36
Sales Records, 1970-1982
4
1-3
Vendors, Financial Records, 1980-1982
4
4
Vendor, C.A. Brown, Inc., 1969-1982
4
5
Vendor, Handy and Harman, 1955-1982
4
6
Vendor, Hoover and Strong, Inc., 1969-1970
4
7
4.2: Activities, 1953-1983
Description Container
Exhibitions, American Metalsmiths (1974), 1974
Oversized material housed in Box 13, Folder 2.
4
8
Exhibitions, Faculty Show, 1975
4
9
Exhibitions, Fairtree Gallery, 1975
4
10
Exhibitions, Skolen for Brugskunst Show, Denmark, 1976
4
11
Exhibitions, Sterling Silversmiths Guild of America, 1973
4
12
Exhibitions, World Silver Fair, Mexico, 1973-1975
4
13
Travel, 1970-1980
4
14
Chronological, 1953-1970
4
15-18
Chronological, 1974-1982
4
19-28
Chronological, 1962-1983
4
29-31
Oversized Exhibitions, Wall Texts from Box 4, Folders 8-13, circa 1970s
13
2
4.3: Commissions, 1959-1983
Description Container
25 År, circa 1975
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
5
1
Armbånd Halskæde, 1982
5
2
Baptismal Bowl, Johnston, 1967-1969
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
5
3
Bird and Whale, circa 1980
5
4
Caffling, circa 1970s
5
5
Candelabrum, 1981
5
6
Chalice, Aho, 1980-1981
5
7
Chalice, Doell, 1979
5
8
Chalice, Laird, 1974
5
9
Chalice, Rom, 1980-1981
Oversized materials housed in OV 17.
5
10
Chalice, Tom W. and Kawiak, 1977
5
11
Chalices, Darr, 1981-1982
5
12
Chokolade, circa 1970s
5
13
Coca Cola Cup Design Competition, 1977
5
14
"Coffe", circa 1970s
5
15
Coleman E. Adler and Sons, Sailboat Trophy, 1960
5
16
Community Savings Bank of Rochester, Mobil, 1970
5
17
Communion Cup Carrier, 1971
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
5
18
"Compas", circa 1970s
5
19
Convocation Mace, 1967-1970
5
20
Crosses, circa 1970s
5
21-23
Cross, Doris Carey, circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
5
24
Cross, Candlestick , circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in OV 17.
5
25
Crowns, 1964-1966
5
26
Culver, Byron, 1981
5
27
Dartmouth, circa 1969
5
28
Eastman House, circa 1970s
5
29
Evans and Hartung, circa 1975
5
30
First United Methodist Church, Champagne, Illinois, 1965-1970
5
31
Flatware, circa 1970s
5
32
Flight and Hacker, circa 1970s
5
33
Food and Hotel, circa 1970s
5
34
Forman-Kodak, 1974
Oversized material housed in OV 17.
5
35
Friends of the Rochester Public Library, Annual Literary Award Bowl, 1962
5
36
Gannett Gold, 1980
5
37
Gannett, Isaiah Thomas, circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in OV 17.
5
38-39
Gas and El, circa 1970s
5
40
Gasser and Monroe, circa 1970s
5
41
Gleasons Works, Pin and Caff, 1970
5
42
Ives, 1979
5
43
Ives, 3 Arm Candelabrum, circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in OV 17.
5
44
Ives and Rea, Candelabrum, 1978
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
5
45
Goudy, Frederick W., 1960-1974
5
46
Gzella, Father Andrew, 1983
5
47
Inchworm and Matter, 1982
5
48
Industrial Engineering, circa 1970s
5
49
Jewelry Box, circa 1970s
5
50
Leroy, circa 1970s
5
51
Lee Nordness Galleries, 1959-1973
5
52
Library, Extended Service Bowls and Cup, circa 1970s
5
53
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Rochester, New York, 1968
5
54
Medallions, 1976
5
55
Mobiles, circa 1970s
5
56-59
Niagara Stabile, 1974
5
60
Northampton Cutlery Company, 1965
5
61
Stuart-Christy, Inc., 1964-1965
5
62
Nathaniel Rochester Society, Stabile, circa 1970s
5
63-64
Omega, circa 1975
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
5
65
Omega 2, circa 1970s
5
66
Omega C, circa 1979
Oversized material housed in OV 17.
5
67
Orbit, circa 1970s
5
68
Plastik, circa 1970s
5
69
PKP Founders Award, circa 1970s
5
70
Ray, NY, circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
5
71
Rings and Pins, circa 1965
5
72
Ritter and Eastman, 1976-1981
5
73
Rochester Institute of Technology, Alumni, circa 1975
Oversized material housed in OV 17.
5
74
Rochester Institute of Technology, Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Medallions, 1976-1981
5
75
Rochester Institute of Technology, Candel, circa 1970s
5
76
Rochester Institute of Technology, Chalice-Nordness, circa 1970s
5
77
Rochester Institute of Technology, Collar, circa 1982
5
78
Rochester Institute of Technology, "Goudy Science Mowris 1829", circa 1970s
5
79
Rochester Institute of Technology, Scroll, circa 1970s
5
80
Rotary, circa 1980
5
81
St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1959-1983
5
82
St. Jude, circa 1970s
6
1
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, circa 1970s
6
2
Sculptures by Name, circa 1970s
6
3
Silverpieces, circa 1970s
6
4
Tanker, circa 1975
6
5
"Tennis Lee", circa 1981
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
6
6
"Trust Is" Bowl, Founders Award, circa 1972
Oversized material housed in OV 17.
6
7
Widmer Cup, circa 1970s
6
8
Women's Council, 1981-1982
6
9
Xerox, Field Service Award Chalice and Candlesticks, 1971-1977
6
10
Card File, circa 1970s
6
11
Job Notebook, 1969-1981
Includes personal finance ledgers.
6
12
Engraver, circa 1970s
6
13-15
Oversized Commissions from Box 5 and Box 6, circa 1970s
Includes 25 År; Baptismal Bowl, Johnston; Communion Cup Carrier; Cross, Doris Carey; Cross, Candlestick; Ives and Rea, Candelabrum; Omega; Ray, NY; and "Tennis Lee."
OV 16
Oversized Commissions from Box 5 and Box 6, circa 1970s
Includes Chalice, Rom; Cross, Candlestick; Forman-Kodak; Gannett, Isaiah Thomas; Ives, 3 Arm Candelabrum; Omega C; RIT, Alumni, and "Trust Is" Bowl, Founders Award.
OV 17

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