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Guide to the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego Records MS 162
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.