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Bishop, Robert, (1938-1991)

 Person

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Cane Makers Photograph

 Item — Box: AFAM-1, Folder: 9
Identifier: A0026
Abstract

The Cane Makers Photograph is a photograph that shows seven men in a cane-making workshop, with several bins and barrels of canes visible.

Dates: undated

Correspondence, Bob Bishop, Director, 1976 - 1990

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 8
Identifier: V
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series primarily contains correspondence with directors of the Museum of American Folk Art, now called the American Folk Art Museum. The papers are organized by last name, and then chronologically. The bulk of the correspondence is with museum Director Bob Bishop and spans from 1976 to 1990. They exchange personal notes, discuss possibilities for future exhibitions and acquisitions, negotiate donations made by Earnest, and discuss plans for the future of the museum. The other directors...
Dates: Other: 1976 - 1990

Delmer C. Wilson Sabbathday Lake Photographs

 Collection — Box: AFAM OS-2, Folder: 6
Identifier: A0027
Abstract

The Delmer C. Wilson Sabbathday Lake Photographs is a collection of nine photographs taken by Delmer C. Wilson of the landscape at the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

Dates: c. 1923

Jack Savitsky Letter

 Item — Box: AFAM-1, Folder: 10
Identifier: A0028
Abstract

The Jack Savitsky Letter is a biographical letter written by Savitsky in 1981. It incudes a sketch of a coal miner.

Dates: 1981

People Files

 Collection
Identifier: A0003
Scope and Contents Like the “Topical Subject” files, the “People” files have two constituent parts, one deriving from materials donated to the library by Dr. Bishop, the other originating in the library and developed by Edith Wise during the last few years [c. 1988]. Both consist of folders devoted to individual persons but, whereas the “Wise” files are concerned wholly with prominent folk artists past and present, the “Bishop” segment is wide-ranging in coverage: a significant portion relates to contemporary...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-1980s

People files, Bi-By

 File — Drawer: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Like the “Topical Subject” files, the “People” files have two constituent parts, one deriving from materials donated to the library by Dr. Bishop, the other originating in the library and developed by Edith Wise during the last few years [c. 1988]. Both consist of folders devoted to individual persons but, whereas the “Wise” files are concerned wholly with prominent folk artists past and present, the “Bishop” segment is wide-ranging in coverage: a significant portion relates to contemporary...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-1980s

Robert Bishop's Tintypes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A0071
Abstract This collection contains three whole plate tintypes (8.5" x 6.5"). They are portrait photographs, depicting a single woman, a single man, and a duo of younger women respectively. There is very little provenance for these items at this time. The photos depict individuals that appear to be from the 19th century, however the date that these photos were taken or created is unknown. All three tintypes are hand-tinted or painted. The tintype depicting the pair of younger women shows the most...
Dates: undated

Subject Files

 Collection
Identifier: A0004
Scope and Contents The “Topical Subject” files, which form an important part of the “Bishop Files,” are a collection of articles, photocopies of books or parts of books, newspaper clippings and hundreds and hundreds of splendid photographs (8x10 b and w, glossy prints) covering subjects that reflect Dr. Bishop’s many interests in antiques, folk art, printing, sculpture, pottery, furniture and many more aspects of the arts. Datable materials are chiefly from the 1970s, but both earlier and later years are...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970s-1980s

The Robert Bishop Furniture Research Files

 Collection
Identifier: A0039
Abstract

The Robert Bishop Furniture Research Files contain research material related to different styles of furniture. The files are mostly secondary source material including photographs, new clippings, and articles. Bishop collected these files as a resource for his many published books about furniture, including How to Know American Antique Furniture (1973), and Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640-1970 (1972).

Dates: 1970s-1980s