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Haystack Mountain School of Crafts records, 1950-1969

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts


Collection Information

Size: 5,000 Items (on 7 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, with letters to Mary Bishop, founder of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Francis Sumner Merritt, director of the school, his wife Priscilla, and copies of letters sent; organizational records including by-laws for the school, annual reports, meeting minutes, financial data, course outlines, and faculty lists; a file kept by Mary Bishop with records and writings concerning the school; two scrapbooks containing clippings, school catalogs and announcements, letters and memorabilia; printed material clippings, catalogs, and biographical data on Francis Sumner Merritt; and 16 photographs of works of art and exhibition installations.

Biographical/Historical Note

Craft and art school; Deer Isle, Me.


Lent for microfilming 1982 by the University of Maine at Orono.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in University of Maine at Orono, Orono, Maine.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm rolls 2416-2422 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts records, 1950-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.