Size: 0.2 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of author, consultant, and historian Oscar P. Fitzgerald measure 0.2 linear feet and are dated circa 2000. The collection consists of Fitzgerald's research material on furniture makers that includes over 100 completed Furniture Maker's Questionnaires recording the histories and accomplishments, influences, and marketing shop practices of respondents, and a paper by Fitzgerald titled "The Movers and Shakers and How They Got There."
Oscar P. Fitzgerald (1943- ) is an author, art consultant, and art historian in the field of decorative arts in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated from Georgetown University earning a M.A. and Ph.D. in history. Fitzgerald was the director of the Navy Museum and is a faculty member at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
The Oscar P. Fitzgerald research files on furniture makers were donated in 2005 by Oscar Fitzgerald as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.