Scope and Contents
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 Furniture Maker's Questionnaires from respondents such as Sam Maloof, Garry Knox Bennett, Linda Sue Eastman, Yuko Shimizu, and others about their histories and accomplishments, influences, and marketing and shop practices. Also found in the collection is a paper by Fitzgerald titled "The Movers and Shakers and How They Got There" that was presented to the Furniture Society in Savannah, G.A. in 2004.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2022.