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Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997

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Catherine S. Gaines
The Rudolph Schaeffer papers were donated in 1991 by Rudolph Schaeffer and the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design administrator Peter Docili, and in 1999 and 2000 by James Alexander, a friend of both Schaeffer and Docili, who had been storing portions of Docili's estate after his death in 1998, with the assistance of Frances Valesco, a fiber artist and researcher. An addition was received in 2007 by William Woodworth, a close friend and caretaker of Schaeffer's and in 2017 and 2018 by Frances Valesco.
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The 1991 and 1997 accessions were merged and fully processed by Catherine S. Gaines in 2006. The 2007, 2017, and 2018 additions were processed by Ryan Evans in 2018.