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Margret Craver Withers papers, 1908-2016

Withers, Margret Craver, 1907-2010

Metal-worker, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 9.6 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, business records, subject files, teaching files, exhibition files, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, works of art, printed material, and audio visual material relating to Margret Craver Withers career as a silversmith.

Biographical/Historical Note

Margret Craver Withers (1907-2010) was a silversmith in Boston, Mass., New York, N.Y., and West Newbury, Mass.


Donated by Margret Craver Withers, 1971-1998, in 2011 by Josephine Withers, Margret Craver Withers' daughter, and in 2014 and 2019 by Judith Childs, a friend of Withers, with the exception of 3 reels of motion picture film which were donated 1975 by Handy and Harman.


Funding for the preservation and transfer of motion picture film provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 136 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Margret Craver Withers papers, 1908-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.