date(s):
1904-1907
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A1621 Potter's Wheel Collection Inventory of The Potter's Wheel Collection A1621 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:35:58 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center The Potter's Wheel Collection Colby, Vine, 1886-1971 Dutro, Inez, 1890-1909 Harris, Celia Parrish, Grace Susan, 1881-1954 Parrish, Williamina, 1879-1941 Richey, Guida, 1881-1969 Risque, Caroline, 1883-1952 Sombart, Petronelle, 1888- Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933 Wahlert, Edna, 1886-1964 A1621 2.2 Cubic Feet (4 boxes, 18 volumes, 1 oversize folder) 1904-1907 Processing Information Processed by Sam Cooper, November 1998. Donor Information Items in The Potter’s Wheel Collection were donated by Mrs. Alfredo S. Herrera in July 1952 and February 1962; Robert M. Ryan in January 1956; and Miss Alice Ernst in July 1968. Historical Sketch The Potter’s Wheel was the only creation of the Potters. The Potters were all young women in their late teens and early twenties: Vine Colby, Inez Dutro, Celia Harris, Grace Parrish, Williamina Parrish, Guida Richey, Caroline Risque, Petronelle Sombart, Sara Teasdale, and Edna Wahlert. Lillie Rose Ernst, a prominent figure in the St. Louis Public School system, was an important figure to the Potters and much of their work is dedicated to her. The Potter’s Wheel was discontinued after the completion of the third volume. Some of the women went on to become widely recognized for their talents. From November 1904 to October 1907, The Potter’s Wheel was issued once a month. A single issue of the The Potter’s Wheel was created and bound solely by hand. The magazine was at first issued at a standard 8" × 10" size. However, after the first volume of twelve issues was completed, the size was enlarged to 10" × 12" for the second and third volumes. The size change was not explained. The magazine itself consisted of original prose, poetry, design, drawing, photography, sculpture (by way of photograph), and plays. Along with these original works were interwoven famous quotations, mostly pertaining to friendship, which seem to crystallize the various works. The issues were originally accompanied by a small volume of criticism pages that allowed the artists to critique each other’s work. However, after the first volume, the criticism pages were discontinued. At first, the criticism pages were attached to the actual magazines but later were kept separate from the magazines. Scope and Contents The collection contains sixteen issues of The Potter’s Wheel and twelve issues of the criticism pages. Various other works are also included: a Christmas Remembrance Book; five published copies of “From the Potter’s Wheel”; a booklet “The Soul’s Inheritance” by George Cabot Lodge, bound by W. Parrish; two handwritten copies of “Ye Comet’s Tale” by V. Colby and W. Parrish; “The Pursuit of the Ideal,” a play written by the March Hare; a sheet of handmade wrapping paper; a 1" × 1" handmade notebook describing the personalities of the Potters; and a list of S. Teasdale’s contributions to The Potter’s Wheel . Arrangement Each individual volume of The Potters' Wheel is bound and stored seperately. The materials in the four boxes (both preservation copies and original materials) are arranged chronologically. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Preservation copies of The Potter's Wheel , the criticism pages and the Christmas Remembrance Book are contained in the first two boxes of the collection and must be used prior to the originals . Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements The original copies of The Potter's Wheel will only be paged after the preservation copy has been referenced, and then only if actually required to clarify some research question or to verify the original color, texture or size. All photocopies must be made from the preservation copies. Digital Copies The original volumes of the Potter's Wheel Collection were digitized by Zach Olsen, September 2011-January 2012. The images may be viewed online by clicking the links beside each item in the inventory. Related Materials Related Materials at the Missouri Historical Society Collections in the Archives: Lillie Rose Ernst (Alphabetical File); Risque Family (Alphabetical File); Parrish Sisters Castle Square Opera Company Scrapbook , 1902-1903; The Pearl Pollard Curran Patience Worth Collection , 1913-1937; Poems Collection , 1850-1967; Sara Teasdale Collection , 1905-1956; and Theater Programs Collection . In the library: “The Potter’s Wheel—an early twentieth century support network of women artists and writers” by Beverly D. Bishop, 1984; Grace Parrish Scrapbook, 1898-1926; “Poems from Patience Worth for Williamina Parrish, 1924-1928"; Various books of poetry by Sara Teasdale; and Works on Teasdale by Thomas Moult, Margaret Haley Carpenter, Catharine Cranmer, Helen Sayre DeFrance, Aline Janis, Rudolf Rieder, William D. Drake, and Carol Schoen. Vertical files on the following: Vine Colby, Lillie Rose Ernst, Celia Harris, Grace Parrish, Williamina Parrish, Potters' Wheel, Caroline Risque, Petronelle Sombart, Sara Teasdale, and Edna Wahlert. Additional volumes of The Potter's Wheel are also available at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library . Preferred Citation Potter's Wheel Collection, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. American fiction -- Women authors American poetry -- Women authors Arts, American -- 20th century Periodicals -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Women artists -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Women authors, American -- 20th century Women poets, American -- 20th century Preservation copies of The Potter's Wheel , Vol. I-III. 1904-1907 1 Vol. I, No. 1. 1904 Nov 1 1 Vol. I, No. 2. 1904 Dec 1 2 Vol. I, No. 4. 1905 Feb 1 3 Vol. I, No. 5. 1905 Mar 1 4 Vol. I, No. 7. 1905 May 1 5 Vol. I, No. 10. 1905 Aug 1 6 Vol. II, No. 4. 1906 Feb 1 7 Vol. II, No. 7. 1906 May 1 8 Vol. II, No. 8. 1906 June 1 9 Vol. II, No. 9. 1906 July 1 10 Vol. II, No. 11. 1906 Sept 1 11 Vol. II, No. 12. 1906 Oct 1 12 Vol. III, No. 3. 1907 Jan 1 13 Vol. III, No. 7. 1907 May 1 14 Vol. III, No. 8. 1907 June 1 15 Vol. III, No. 9. 1907 July 1 16 Preservation copies of the “Criticism Pages,” Vol. I, No.1-12 (no. 9 missing). 1904-1905 2 Vol. I, No. 1. 1904 Nov 2 1 Vol. I, No. 2. 1904 Dec 2 2 Vol. I, No. 3. 1905 Jan 2 3 Vol. I, No. 4. 1905 Feb 2 4 Vol. I, No. 5. 1905 Mar 2 5 Vol. I, No. 6. 1905 Apr 2 6 Vol. I, No. 7. 1905 May 2 7 Vol. I, No. 8. 1905 June 2 8 Vol. I, No. 10. 1905 Aug 2 9-10 Vol. I, No. 11. 1905 Sept 2 11 Vol. I, No. 12. 1905 Oct 2 12 "Christmas Party Remembrance Book." 1907 Feb 2 13 Original “Criticism Pages,” Vol. I, No.1-12 (No. 9 missing). 1904-1905 3 Vol. I, No. 1. 1904 Nov 3 1 Vol. I, No. 2. 1904 Dec 3 2 Vol. I, No. 3. 1905 Jan 3 3 Vol. I, No. 4. 1905 Feb 3 4 Vol. I, No. 5. 1905 Mar 3 5 Vol. I, No. 6. 1905 Apr 3 6 Vol. I, No. 7. 1905 May 3 7 Vol. I, No. 8. 1905 June 3 8 Vol. I, No. 10. 1905 Aug 3 9-10 Vol. I, No. 11. 1905 Sept 3 11 Vol. I, No. 12. 1905 Oct 3 12 Booklet bound by W. Parrish, “The Soul’s Inheritance” by George Cabot Lodge. 1906 Sept 27 3 13 Bound, handwritten play, “The Pursuit of the Ideal” by the March Hare. 1908 Feb 3 14 Loose pages from, “The Pursuit of the Ideal.” 1908 Feb 3 15 Booklet, “From the Potter’s Wheel” with added handwritten works. 1910 3 16 Booklet, “From the Potter’s Wheel” with photographs of the Potters. 1910 3 17 Booklet, “From the Potter’s Wheel.” (3 copies) 1910 3 18 Bound play, “Ye Comet’s Tale” by W. Parrish and V. Colby. 1933 4 1 Article, “The Potter’s Wheel” by Mamie Teasdale Wheless. 1945 Aug 2 4 2 Newspaper clipping, “Letters from the People.” 1958 Nov 12 4 3 Gift card to L.R.E. (Lillie Rose Ernst) presented with “Ye Comet’s Tale.” No date 4 4 Play, “Ye Comet’s Tale” by W. Parrish and V. Colby. No date 4 5 Cover for “Ye Comet’s Tale.” No date 4 6 List of Sara Teasdale’s contributions to The Potters' Wheel . No date 4 7 Handmade wrapping paper by Vine Colby. ( Oversize ) No date OS: Pollock-R Issues of The Potter's Wheel . 1904-1907 Vol. I, No. 1. D03099 1904 Nov Volume 1 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 1, Number 1, November 1904 Vol. I, No. 2. D03251 1904 Dec Volume 2 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 1, Number 2, December 1904 Vol. I, No. 4. D03266 1905 Feb Volume 3 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 1, Number 4, February 1905 Vol. I, No. 5. D03267 1905 Mar Volume 4 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 1, Number 5, March 1905 Vol. I, No. 7. D03314 1905 May Volume 5 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 1, Number 7, May 1905 Vol. I, No. 10. D03370 1905 Aug Volume 6 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 1, Number 10, August 1905 Vol. II, No. 4. D03382 1906 Feb Volume 7 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 2, Number 4, February 1906 Vol. II, No. 7. D03412 1906 May Volume 8 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 2, Number 7, May 1906 Vol. II, No. 8. D03420 1906 June Volume 9 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 2, Number 8, June 1906 Vol. II, No. 9. D03421 1906 July Volume 10 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 2, Number 9, July 1906 Vol. II, No. 11. D03102 1906 Sept Volume 11 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 2, Number 11, September 1906 Vol. II, No. 12. D03422 1906 Oct Volume 12 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 2, Number 12, October 1906 Vol. III, No. 3. D03425 1907 Jan Volume 13 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 3, Number 3, January 1907 Vol. III, No. 7. D03426 1907 May Volume 14 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 3, Number 7, May 1907 Vol. III, No. 8. D03428 1907 June Volume 15 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 3, Number 8, June 1907 Vol. III, No. 9. D03429 1907 July Volume 16 The Potter's Wheel , Volume 3, Number 9, July 1907 Handmade notebook, “A Complete Compendium of Natural Potter History: Giving their haunts and habits.” No date Volume 17 “Christmas Party Remembrance Book.” 1907 Feb Volume 18