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People Files

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 and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-1980s

Ralph and Eva Fasanella Papers

Identifier: A0007
Abstract This collection contains material related to Ralph Fasanella’s artistic career, his work in labor unions, and his personal interests. Much of the material is correspondence between Ralph Fasanella’s wife, Eva, and the various museums, collectors, unions, and other various individuals and institutions with which the Fasanellas worked closely.
Dates: 1914 - 2013

Richard Saholt Collection

Identifier: A0058
Abstract The Richard Saholt Collection contains materials created by and about Richard Saholt (1924–2014), a Minneapolis based collage artist. The collection comprises correspondence, medical and military files, artwork reproductions, audiovisual materials, print and slide photography, a collaged artist’s book, a scrapbook, and press materials related to Saholt's life and work. The collection was donated by Michael Bonesteel after he gifted collages accessioned into the American Folk Art Museum’s...
Dates: 1922 - 2014

Roy Marie Williams Quilting Collection

Identifier: A0025
Abstract The Roy Marie Williams Quilting Collection includes a variety of quilting patterns from Texas and national publications from approximately 1929 to 1950s.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1929-1950s

Sara Lynn Henry collection related to Elijah Pierce

Identifier: A0050
Scope and Contents The material includes about 70 slides of Pierce in his studio and barbershop, as well as images of his work. The slides were taken with an art historian's camera.

There are also four reels of audio recordings. One has an interview between Henry and Pierce, the next has notes that Henry made to herself about the visit. The other two were given along with the collection, but it is suspected they are both blank reels. The audio reels have been digitized.
Dates: 1974

Scrapbook of Pennsylvania German Religious Communities

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A0046
Scope and Contents The Scrapbook contains mostly newspaper and magazine clippings related to various Pennsylvania German religious communities, including the Amish, Mennonites, Moravians, and the Harmonites. The first part of the scrapbook, dated in the 1930s, also contains correspondence between Wesley Zeigler and his grand-aunt Kate about their family genealogy, notes about the history of Zieglerville and Harmony, presumably by Wesley Zeigler, and correspondence between Wesley Zeigler and Elsie Ewing Rayburn,...
Dates: 1933-1956, 1971-1977

Subject Files

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

Susan H. Kelly and Anne C. Williams Gravestone Rubbings

Identifier: A0023
Abstract The collection contains 136 mounted gravestone rubbings, created by Susan H. Kelly and Anne C. Williams, between 1977 and 1983. The rubbings represent gravestones dated 1650 to 1800. The stones are from all across New England, with the majority being from Connecticut.
Dates: 1977 - 1983

Tevis Audiocassette Collection

Identifier: A0019
Abstract The Tevis Audiocassette Collection includes thirty-two audiocassettes of lectures given by Bob and Pat Coblentz to docents in 1977 and 1978, and guest lecture series from 1976 to 1980. The lectures were recorded by American Folk Art Museum docent Eleanora Tevis.
Dates: 1976 - 1980

The Charles B. and Janice M. Rosenak Collection

Identifier: A0009
Abstract The Charles B. and Janice M. Rosenak Collection contains photography, oral history interviews, and a small amount of research material relating to folk artists. The Rosenaks, major collectors of folk art, added to their collections by traveling around the United States and meeting with artists in their home and work studio environments. The artists featured in this collection are primarily artists from the Southeast and Appalachia, as well as Navajo and Hispanic artists of the Southwest. The...
Dates: 1960 - 2010

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Pryor, Samuel Frazier, Jr., (1898-1985) 1
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 1
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