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Raymond Steth papers, 1941-1989

Steth, Raymond, 1917-1997

Printmaker, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel

Summary: This microfilm collection of the papers of African American printmaker Raymond Steth contains corrrespondence; business records; photographs; printed material; and records of the Philographic School of Art including correspondence, financial records, course materials, student records, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Raymond Steth (1917-1997) was an African American printmaker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked for the WPA's Federal Art Project graphics division and collaborated with Dox Thrash, an artist known for developing new methods of Carborundum printing. After the WPA, Steth founded and directed the Philographic School of Art, an independent printmaking and graphics workshop teaching commercial, fine, and graphic art.


Microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds the Oral history interview with Raymond Steth, 1990 April 28 conducted by Marge Kline.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the possession of Raymond Steth.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4315 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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

Raymond Steth papers, 1941-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.