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Overview This collection contains catalogs, price lists, designs, photographs, and ceramic objects documenting the history of Decora Ceramics, and its predecessor, Ylyne Studio, makers of Smithware and Florencita, circa 1947-1953. The firms were founded and co-owned by Smith Russell (1895-1979), Pomona College class of 1917, and his son Bill.
Dates: 1946-2009; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1953
Overview The collection comprises scrapbooks, photographs, a family history, and miscellaneous items relating to the lives of Smith Lafayette Russell (1895-1979) and his wife Florence Mildred Dodge (1895-1998), both Pomona College class of 1917, and documents in particular student life, both academic and social, at Pomona College in the years 1913-1917.
Dates: circa 1903-1982.; Majority of material found within 1913 - 1917