Further resources for Wisconsin decorative arts and material culture
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- Chipstone Foundation. Based in Milwaukee, Chipstone is committed to expanding scholarship of the decorative arts while staying current with the contemporary interpretations and issues associated with these objects.
- Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture. This extensive resource, made possible by Chipstone Foundation in collaboration with University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, includes an image database of American furniture and British ceramics as well as electronic facsimiles of major primary source texts for the study of the decorative arts.
- The Finest in the Western Country: Wisconsin Decorative Arts 1820-1900. Digital archive of exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum September 11, 2008-January 4, 2009. Available online from the Chipstone Foundation.
- Material Culture Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Material Culture Program examines forms, uses and meanings of objects, images and environments in everyday life.
- Museum of Wisconsin Art Online Archive. Searchable database of Wisconsin artists, artworks and exhibitions.
- Pricesforantiques.com. Searchable database of past auction prices for antiques, collectibles, and fine art.
- Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association. Founded in 1948, the Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association is the oldest continually-function antiques organization in the United States.
- Wisconsin Heritage Online. A portal to digital collections of images, documents and artifacts from historical societies, museums and libraries across Wisconsin. All of the records in the Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database can be discovered via the WHO portal.
- Walsh, Margaret. The Manufacturing Frontier: Pioneer Industry in Antebellum Wisconsin, 1830-1860. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1972.
- Whyte, Bertha Kitchell. Wisconsin Heritage. Boston: C.T. Branford Company, 1954.
- Whyte, Bertha Kitchell. Craftsmen of Wisconsin. Racine, WI: Western Publishing Company, 1971.
- Ahlborn, Richard. "Peter Glass, A Maker of American Marquetry." Antiques 104 (December 1973): 1096-1100.
- Bakken, Reidar. Snikkaren Aslak Olsen Lie: Bygdekunstnar i Valdres og Wisconsin, 1798-1886: Craftsman on Two Continents. Translated by Ingrid Stenvik. Oslo: Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture, 2000.
- Copeland, Peter A. and Janet H. Copeland. The Lakeside Craft Shops, Sheboygan, Wisconsin: A Brief History and 1912 Catalog. Maplewood, NJ: Turn of the Century Editions, The Parchment Press, 2005.
- Gresl, Kathleen Jacobs. "A History of Sheboygan Furniture Manufacturers." M.A. thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972.
- Harris, Marline Reader. "Ithiel B. Tilden, Pioneer Cabinet Maker." Antiques Journal 8, no. 3 (1953): 34-5.
- Hildebrand, Janice. Chairs: A History in Sheboygan County. Joint Research and Publications Committee of the Sheboygan County Historical Society and the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, 1994.
- Holzhueter, John O. "Aslak Lie and the Challenge of the Artifact." Wisconsin Magazine of History 70, no. 1 (1986): 3-20. Available online from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
- Knight, Michael H. "Darwin Clark: A Yankee Entrepreneur on the Manufacturing Frontier." The Journal of Historic Madison, Inc. 9 (1985-86): 3-18.
- Mead Public Library. "Sheboygan County Historical Documents." This collection of primary source materials includes fully searchable digital versions of catalogs from Sheboygan-area furniture manufacturers. Available online from University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
- Nelson, Marion John. "The John Eriksen Cupboard." Minneapolis Institute of Arts Bulletin 63 (1976-77): 67-73.
- Selkurt, Claire. "Domestic Architecture and Cabinetry of Luther Valley." Translated by C.A. Clausen. Norwegian American Studies 30 (1985): 247-72. Available online from the Norwegian-American Historical Association.
- Viel, Lyndon C. Antique Ethnic Furniture. Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead, 1983.
- Woodhouse, Anne. "Manufactured Furniture from Wisconsin." Wisconsin Academy Review 30, no. 2 (1984): 56-8. Available online from University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
- Bruhn, Marion. "Milwaukee Stoneware–The Elusive Pottery." Ohio Antique Review (June 1979): 74-5.
- Caroon, Robert. "The Pottery Industry in Nineteenth Century Milwaukee." Historical Messenger 26, no. 1 (1970).?
- Dearolf, Kenneth. Wisconsin Folk Pottery in the Collection of the Kenosha Public Museum. Kenosha, WI: Kenosha Public Museum, 1986.
- Frackelton, Susan Stuart Goodrich. Tried By Fire: A Work on China Painting. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1886. Available online from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
- Horney, Wayne B. Pottery of the Galena Area. 1965.
- Knipping, Mark. "A Nineteenth Century Wisconsin Potter: Conrad Langenberg." Wisconsin Academy Review 30, no. 2 (1984): 24-8. Available online from University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
- Knipping, Mark. "The Wisconsin Pottery Industry." M.A. thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972.
- Korenic, Lynette. "The Decorative Fire of Susan S. Frackelton: China Painting, Art Pottery, and Book Illumination." Ph.D dissertation, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2007.
- Korenic, Lynette and Dorothy Kamm. Susan S. Frackelton, Woman of Fire: The Sinsinawa Collection of Painted Porcelain and Art Pottery. Sinsinawa, WI: Sinsinawa Dominicans, 2004.
- Montgomery, Maurice J. Edgerton's History in Clay: Pauline Pottery to Pickard China. 2001.
- Mr. Bottles. "Wisconsin Antique Stoneware Gallery."
- Pagel, Ori-Anne. Pauline Pottery: A Pictorial Supplement to 'Edgerton's History in Clay.' Edgerton, WI: Arts Council of Edgerton, 2003.
- Weedon, George A. "Susan S. Frackelton and the American Arts and Crafts Movement." M.A. thesis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1975.
- Wisconsin Historical Museum. "Pottery by Frackelton."
- Wisconsin Pottery Association. "Significant Wisconsin Pottery Companies."
- Bellais, Leslie. "No Idle Hands: A Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project." Wisconsin Magazine of History 84, no. 2 (Winter 2000-2001): 48-56. Available online from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
- Kort, Ellen with Maggi McCormick Gordon and the Wisconsin Quilt History Project. Wisconsin Quilts: History in the Stitches. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2008.
- Fiorelli, Sally. "The Twined Bags of the Indians of the Western Great Lakes." M.S. thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1973.
- Gordon, Beverly. "The Great Lakes Indian Bandolier Bag: Cultural Persistence and Elaboration." Dress 19 (1992): 69-81.
- Reynolds, Nicolas. "Oneida Lace Makers." Cultural Heritage Department, Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.
- Whiteford, Andrew Hunter. "Fiber Bags of the Great Lakes Indians." American Indian Art Magazine 2, no. 3 (1977).
- Whiteford, Andrew Hunter. "The Origins of Great Lakes Beaded Bandolier Bags." American Indian Art Magazine 11, no. 3 (1986): 32-43.
- Banda, Dan and Dan Nauman. Forged Elegance: The Lifework of Master Blacksmith Cyril Colnik. DVD. Shorewood, WI: Bandana Productions, 1998.
- Barker, Gerry. "Blacksmithing in Western Wisconsin 1840 to 1960: A Trade in Transition." M.A. thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990.
- Maher, Virginia Jones. "The Wrought Iron Artistry of Cyril Colnik." Wisconsin Academy Review 44, no. 3 (1998): 16-23. Available online from University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
- Strekow, Alan J. Cyril Colnik: Man of Iron. Milwaukee, WI: Friends of Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2011.
- Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. "Cyril Colnik Archive."