Western NY Craftsmen Research Assistance Request

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Avon copper smithWestern NY craftsmen Bruce Austin, Ph.D., Director of RIT Press at the Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking information for a research project investigating two western New York craft operations: Arthur Cole’s “Avon Coppersmith” (Avon, NY, 1933-1970) and Clarence E. Wemett’s “Roadside Craftsmen” (East Bloomfield, NY, 1929-1953), including potter Guy Daugherty, woodworker Homer Bullock and iron worker Clarence Curtis.

roadside craftsmenOf particular interest is ephemera and related fugitive information such as catalogues, advertisements, postcards, photographs, business records, correspondence and newspaper clippings about each shop.

To contact Bruce Austin, email Bruce.Austin@rit.edu or call (585) 475-2879.


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