This collection consists of materials from the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego records dated 1954 to 2000, including meeting
minutes, finances, exhibition brochures, and reports.
The Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, founded by Lloyd Ruocco, originated as a small craft group within a large multi-media organization
called the Allied Artists’ Council. This large organization folded in 1946, but the small group continued to meet. They found
their associations with each other mutually stimulating and in November 1947, identified themselves as the Allied Craftsmen
of San Diego. Several officers were elected, including Margaret Price, their first elected President, and a meeting schedule
was set up for each month to develop programs, and to discuss and share crafts-related information. Not often were there more
than about sixty artists at one time. Pottery, weaving, wood sculpting, and enameling, to name a few, were showcased by the
artisans. The main focus of the organization was to encourage art and craftsmanship in San Diego County by promoting local
artisans, producing exhibitions, and selling their work.