Held at: The Center for Art in Wood [Contact Us]141 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
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Michael A. Stone (born 1954) is the author of the book Contemporary American Woodworkers (1985), the first to profile the careers, designs, techniques, and philosophies of America's notable wood craftsmen. He has also written articles on contemporary crafts that have appeared in American Craft, Fine Woodworking, The New York Times, and other publications, and has curated several exhibitions of furniture and crafts. Stone studied wood at the Program in Artisanry when it was located at Boston University.
This collection consists of files on woodworking artists, with material including research articles, interviews, photographs and slides of works, correspondence with artists and descendants of artists, exhibition catalogs and ephemera, artist curricula vitae, press releases, and related documents. There several more general folders, with book prospectuses, exhibition proposals, copyright information, and other materials related to Stone's research and work. The files are roughly organized into alphabetical order.
Artists well represented in the collection are: Garry Bennett, Jon Brooks, Arthur Carpenter, Wendell Castle, David Ellsworth, Wharton Esherick, Tage Frid, Lawrence Hunter, James Krenov, Sam Maloof, George Nakashima, Jere Osgood, and Bob Stocksdale. There are smaller amounts of materials on some additional artists.
Donated by Don Miller (head of the Wood Department of the University of the Arts), 2013.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact The Center for Art in Wood directly for more information.
- Bennett, Garry Knox, 1934-
- Carpenter, Arthur Espenet, 1920-2006
- Esherick, Wharton
- Stone, Michael A., 1954-
- The Center for Art in Wood
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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