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Pewabic Pottery records, 1891-1973

Pewabic Pottery records, 1891-1973

Pewabic Pottery (Firm)

Collection Information

Size: 10 microfilm reels.

Summary: Business files and records; correspondence; files on commissions, consignments, and exhibitions; day books (16 vols.); order books; ledgers; legal documents; guest books; correspondence regarding inquiries, recipes, and tests for clays and glazes; photographs; information on the Pewabic Pottery building; and miscellaneous papers. Also includes some personal papers of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, such as a scrapbook, teaching records, tax returns, property documents, records, and day books of Revelation Kiln owned by Stratton.

Biographical/Historical Note

Pottery center; Detroit, Mich. Founded in the early 1890s by Mary Chase Perry Stratton where she produced "Revelation Pottery." She experimented and developed potters' techniques and used specially developed kilns for firing, called Revelation Kilns. Michigan State University has subsequently acquired Pewabic Pottery.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1975 by Pewabic Pottery.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Michigan State University, after microfilming.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1011-1020 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

Pewabic Pottery records, 1891-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.