Incorporated 1897, Boston, Masssachusetts. First American arts and crafts organization. Frederic Allen Whiting was director and treasurer until 1912. Humphery J. Emery served as director of the Society in the 1930's.
All material except Handicraft (magazine) lent for microfilming 1971-1985 by the Society of Arts and Crafts. The Society's records, including an incomplete set of HANDICRAFT, have since been deposited in the Fine Arts Department, Boston Public Library.
Location of Originals
All materials except HANDICRAFT: Originals and additional Society of Arts and Crafts records in: Boston Public Library, Fine Arts Dept. 666 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02117.
Microfilm reels 142, 300-322, 429 and 3468-3469 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information. issues of HANDICRAFT magazine: unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
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