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Creator:
Slivka, Rose, 1919-2004  Search this
Subject:
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Slivka, David  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
World Crafts Council  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
20.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of craft expert Rose Slivka, an editor, writer, critic, and educator, measure 20.8 linear feet and date from circa 1947-2006. The papers reflect Slivka's work with associations and universities to encourage the recognition of crafts as an international and broadly defined art form. The routine business of publishing "Craft Horizons" magazine and the founding and operation of "Craft International" magazine are documented by correspondence and subject files. Correspondence is mainly professional with some scattered personal letters. Subject files concern various organizations, individuals and events related to Slivka's work and interests. Among the writings are manuscripts, notes, and research materials for her book about Peter Voulkos; also included are shorter writings on a variety of topics, poems, 2 diaries, lectures, and talks. There are many interviews with craftspeople and artists conducted by Slivka and others, some undertaken as research for articles. Photographs include artwork, views of Slivka, and craftspeople she observed when traveling abroad.
Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Crafts expert Rose Slivka (1919-2004) was an editor, educator, and critic in New York City and East Hampton, NY. Slivka edited Craft Horizons magazine from 1957-1979, and then founded Crafts International, which published its first issue in 1980.
Provenance:
The Rose Slivka papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Slivka's daughter, Charlotte Slivka, in 2008 and 2012.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Diaries  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Authors  Search this
Editors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7117
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209251
AAA_collcode_slivrose
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Women
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209251