About the Collection:
The Arts & Crafts Memorial Collection is a research collection dedicated to the late 19th and early 20th century philosophy that informed design in architecture, furniture, textiles, metalwork, pottery and ceramics.
The foundation of the memorial collection is the professional library of Mary Ann Smith, a long-time Fayetteville resident, Professor in the School of Architecture at Syracuse University and founding board member of the Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York (ACSCNY). The library accepted the donation of her collected works in 2008.
A collaboration with ACSCNY has facilitated growth of the collection, honoring the memory of another founding member, Bruce Manwaring, and recognizing contributions of current members.
The society contributed a Harvey Ellis-style bookcase to house the Smith material. The library’s Stickley cabinet, located in the fireplace alcove of the Reading Room, holds additional titles. All material is available for on-site use by the general public.