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Elsie Bronson papers

Scope & content

The papers include one draft manuscript with corrections, two final manuscripts and one letter from Bronson to Theodore Green, RISD Trustee and Chair of the 1928 Fiftieth Anniversary Committee, dated August 23, 1932 accompanying the draft manuscript of "RISD: A Half-Century Record, 1878-1928." Bronson's history provides a detailed chronological narrative of RISD's first fifty years based upon corporate records, yearbooks, catalogues, correspondence and other original sources located in the Museum of Art Archives at that time. Many of the documents referred to by Bronson have been moved to the RISD Archives.

Bronson's history was published in 2008 as part of 'Infinitie Radius': Founding Rhode Island School of Design (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design, 2008).