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Mary Ann Scherr papers, 1941-2013

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 6 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material, 1948-2005
0.1 linear feet
Box 1

This series contains scattered biographical documents. Found here are awards and certificates; documents regarding Scherr’s interactions with government entities, including a video-recorded Governor’s Award interview on DVD; and family papers with photographs, news clippings, and brief resumes.
DescriptionContainer
Awards, 1960s-2000s
1
1-2
Citizenship, 1960s-1990s
1
3
Governor's Award Interview, 2005
1 electronic disc (dvd)
1
4
Scherr Family: Mary Ann Scherr, circa 1965-2005
1
5
Scherr Family: Samuel Scherr, 1948-2005
1
6
Scherr Family: Randall Scherr, 1965-2005
1
7
Scherr Family: Sydney Scherr, 1954-2005
1
8
Scherr Family: Scott Scherr, 1952-2005
1
9
Scherr Family: General, 1950s-2005
1
10

Series 2: Correspondence, 1941-2007
5 folders
Box 1

This series includes correspondence regarding special projects, exhibitions, and awards. Personal correspondence is comprised of congratulatory and anecdotal messages from friends and colleagues. Professional correspondence includes communications with museums, universities, and professional societies regarding art sales, submissions, and exhibitions.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence Regarding Body Monitors, 1973-1981
1
11
Correspondence Regarding Torch Shield, 1978-1979
1
12
Personal Correspondence, 1941-2000
1
13
Professional Correspondence, 1962-2007
1
14-15

Series 3: Writings, 1979-2005
2 folders
Box 1

Writings include a book manuscript and academic paper by Scherr as well as student essays, academic papers, and an award nomination essay about the artist.
DescriptionContainer
Writings By Mary Ann Scherr, 1979-2005
1
16
Writings About Mary Ann Scherr, 1980-2002
1
17

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1947-2004
0.3 linear feet
Box 1

Personal Business Records contains documents pertaining to Scherr’s business activities, including news clippings, brochures, bulletins, collection records, correspondence, notes, illustrations, and images of art from projects with universities, professional groups, and museums. Most illustrations are photocopies, but there are some ink, graphite, and colored pencil original illustrations of jewelry as well.
DescriptionContainer
Academic Associations, 1980s-2000s
1
18-19
ALCOA, 1974-1975
1
20
Commissions, 1963-1999
1
21
Design Projects, 1956-1992
1
22
Industry Associations, 1976-2004
1
23
Museum Collections, 1979-1998
1
24
Patents and Legal, 1977-2004
1
25
Permanent Collections, circa 1970-1984
1
26
Project Illustrations: Books, 1955, 1977
1
27
Project Illustrations: Jewelry, circa 1985
1
28
Project Illustrations: Miscellaneous, 1947-1990s
1
29
Smithsonian Institution, 1970s-2000s
1
30
Smithsonian: Renwick Gallery, 1980s-2000s
1
31
Smithsonian: Science/History, 1973-1979
1
32
United States Steel, 1960s-1980s
1
33

Series 5: Printed Material, 1950-2007
1.2 linear feet
Boxes 1-2

This series includes photocopied book excerpts; a pack of craft-themed playing cards from the 2006 North Carolina Craft Exhibition; exhibition mailings and publicity materials; exhibition catalogs; professional journals and magazines in which Scherr is featured; clippings from newspapers, magazines, and web articles regarding the artist and her work; exhibition and event posters; two sales catalogs and one auction catalog; and printouts of web searches on the artist from a variety of years.
DescriptionContainer
Book Excerpts, 1975-2002
1
34-35
Discover Craft NC Knowledge Cards, 2007
1
36
Exhibition Announcements, Invitations, Brochures, 1963-2007
1
37-39
Exhibition Catalogs, 1960s-1980s
1
40
Exhibition Catalogs, 1961-2002
2
1-8
Journals and Magazines, 1978-2000
2
9
News Clippings, 1950-2000
2
10-15
News Clippings on Body Monitors, circa 1970s-1990
2
16-17
News Clippings on Cookie Jar, 1988
2
18
News Clippings on Fashion/Style, 1956-1994
2
19
News Clippings on Foreign Exhibitions, 1960s-1990s
2
20
Posters, 1963-2000
2
21-22
Sales and Auction Catalogs, 1982-1998
2
23
Website Printouts, 1995-2002
2
24

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1960-1999
0.3 linear feet
Box 2

Photographs of Mary Ann Scherr include two formal portraits of the artist, one photograph of the artist at work, one photograph of the artist in her studio, and one photograph of the artist during her Today Show interview in 1985. Photographs of artwork consist of images of Scherr’s jewelry on models or standing alone. Also found is one sheet of slides of artwork.
DescriptionContainer
Photographs of Mary Ann Scherr, 1963-1985
2
25
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1960-1999
2
26-30
Slides of Artwork, circa 1980
2
31

Series 7: Unprocessed Addition to the Mary Ann Scherr Papers, circa 1941-2013
2 linear feet
Boxes 3-4

DescriptionContainer
Unprocessed Addition, circa 1941-2013
3-4

Make a Request

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.