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Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997

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Series 10: Photographs, 1880s-circa 1988
1.3 linear feet
Boxes 8-10, 15, OV 18

Additional photographs may be found in Series 3: Subject Files and Series 7: Scrapbooks.
The series is arranged into 8 subseries:
10.1: Artwork, circa 1907-1980
10.2: People, 1880s-1980s
10.3: Places, circa 1907-1983
10.4: Events, 1937-1976
10.5: Stage Designs, circa 1920s
10.6: Miscellaneous Subjects, circa 1910-circa 1988
10.7: Photograph Album, undated
10.8: Negatives, Slides, and Color Transparencies, circa 1958-circa 1969
10.1:Artwork, circa 1907-1980
Photographs are of artwork, people, places, events, stage designs, and miscellaneous subjects. Artwork includes some designs by Rudolph Schaeffer, many samples of student work in various media, and views of exhibition installations.
DescriptionContainer
Designs
Furniture, undated
8
18
Furniture (Columbus Manual Training School), circa 1907
8
19
Metal Work (including jewelry), undated
8
20
Exhibition Installations
"Modern Art Pots for Flowers, Rudolph F. Schaeffer Crafts and Art Studio, Piedmont"), 1910s
8
21
Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Asian Art, Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1980, undated
8
22
Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Rocks, Kansas City, circa 1969
8
23
Student Exhibitions, Rudolph Schaeffer instructor
California College of Arts and Crafts; Schaeffer's Crafts and Art Studio, Piedmont, circa 1910s
8
24
Cornish School?, circa 1920s
8
25
Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1931-1932, 1978, undated
8
26-31
Oriental Art Exhibition (at Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design), 1980
8
32
Women's City Club, San Francisco, Exhibition of Decorative Arts (designed by Rudolph Schaeffer), 1929 or 1930
8
33
Unidentified Exhibition(s) (featuring flower arrangements), undated
8
34
Flower Arrangements, 1931-1977, undated
8
35
Models for Student Interior Design Projects, undated
8
36
Paintings, undated
8
37
Schaeffer, Rudolph
Interiors, undated
8
38
Wall Decorations, undated
8
39
Screens, undated
8
40
Sculpture, undated
8
41
10.2:People, 1880s-1980s
People portrayed here are mainly Rudolph Schaeffer, the Schaeffer family, friends and students. Of particular note are a photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright's visit to the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, and a photograph of Rudolph Schaeffer with Imogen Cunningham.
DescriptionContainer
Rudolph Schaeffer, 1880s-1980s, undated
8
42-45
Rudolph Schaeffer with Chang-Dai-Chien, 1967
8
46
Rudolph Schaeffer with Classmates, 1899-1904
8
47
Rudolph Schaeffer with Family (?), circa 1900-1930
8
48
Rudolph Schaeffer with Frank Lloyd Wright and Students, 1958 or 1959
8
49
Rudolph Schaeffer with Imogen Cunningham, 1974
8
50
Rudolph Schaeffer with Others, 1913-1914, 1960s-1980s, undated
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51-53
Family, Parents (Julius and Mary Hirzel Schaeffer), undated
9 (hol)
1
Others, Individuals and Groups, 1932-1984, undated
9
2
10.3:Places, circa 1907-1983
Places include interior and exterior views of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design at its St. Anne Street and Mariposa Street locations, travel pictures of Laguna Beach and Mt. Wilson, and unidentified buildings and landscapes.
DescriptionContainer
Buildings, Unidentified, undated
9
3
Columbus, Ohio, Manual, Training School, circa 1907
9
4
Home of Cousin Karl (?) Schaeffer (interior view), undated
9
5
Laguna Beach, circa 1913
9
6
Landscapes, Unidentified
9
7
Mt. Wilson, 1910
9
8
Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design
Mariposa Street, 1970-1981, undated
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9
St. Anne Street, undated
9
10
Summer Cabin, Dos Rios, Calif., 1983, undated
9
11
Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, St. Anne Street, undated
OV 18
10.4:Events, 1937-1976
Among the events depicted are an arts festival, an exhibition opening, a graduation and parties held at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. Stage sets photographed were designed by Rudolph Schaeffer for productions in San Francisco and Detroit. Among the miscellaneous subjects are horses, Rudolph Schaeffer's collection of Asian art and his headstone in Clare, Michigan.
DescriptionContainer
Arts Festival, Aquatic Park, 1954
9
12
Exhibition Opening, "Selections from the Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Oriental Art," Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1976
9
13
Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design Graduation, 1971
9
14
Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design Parties, 1937-1962
9
15
10.5:Stage Designs, circa 1920s
DescriptionContainer
Detroit ("Pelleas and Melisande," "A Midsummer Night's Dream"), 1921
9
16
San Francisco
Children's Theatre of San Francisco (unidentified), 1922 or 1923, undated
9
17
Civic Auditorium ("Fantasy in Snowland"), 1922 or 1923
9
18
Unidentified, undated
9
19
Seattle (The Cornish School?, unidentified), 1920s
9
20
Unknown Location(s)
A-Z by Title, undated
9
21-22
Unidentified, undated
9
23
10.6:Miscellaneous Subjects, circa 1910-circa 1988
DescriptionContainer
Automobile, undated
9
24
Christmas Ornaments, undated
9
25
Horses, undated
9
26
Rudolph Schaeffer Collection (Asian art), 1986, undated
9
27
Schaeffer Headstone (Clare, Mich.), circa 1988
9
28
10.7:Photograph Album, undated
A photograph album contains views of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design on St. Anne Street, exhibition installations, selections from Rudolph Schaeffer's collection of Asian art, and student work.
DescriptionContainer
Photograph Album, undated
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1
10.8:Negatives, Slides, and Color Transparencies, circa 1958-circa 1969
DescriptionContainer
Artwork
Exhibition Installations (Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Rocks, Kansas City), circa 1969
10
2
Flower Arrangements, undated
10
3
"Modern Art Pots for Flowers, Rudolph F. Schaeffer Crafts and Art Studio, Piedmont,", 1910s
10
4
People
Rudolph Schaeffer (painting; planting a tree), undated
10
5
Rudolph Schaeffer with Others (Frank Lloyd Wright and Students; unidentified), 1958 or 1959, undated
10
6
Places, Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design (Mariposa Street), undated
10
7

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