Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
The scattered papers of industrial designer Viktor Schreckengost measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1995. Largely, this selection of papers deals with Schreckengost's dinnerware design career, specifically with the American Limoges pottery firm of Sebring, Ohio. Found is correspondence with the American Limoges China Company and the Crockery and Glass Journal; printed materials featuring his designs; a photo of Schreckengost and his ceramics; sketches and large-scale renderings of dinnerware; and three VHS videocassettes. One videocassette dates from 1993 and contains an interview of Viktor and Don Schreckengost, a 1994 videocassette concerns the history of Schreckengost's art, and a third tape contains a slide show.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Viktor Schreckengost lent material for microfilming in 1975. Chip Nowacek, Executive Director of the Viktor Schreckengost Foundation donated papers in 2006.
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 1078) including three scrapbooks dating from 1929-1949 and photographs from 1929-1954. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
The of bulk Viktor Schreckengost's papers are housed at Cleveland State University, Michael Schwartz Library, Special Collections in Cleveland, Ohio.
The collection was processed with a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2018.