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Title Documentation of Ironworks by Philip Simmons
Object Type Inventory
Scope & Content In 1996, HCF and the Philip Simmons Foundation undertook a joint effort to document and memorialize the ironwork of Philip Simmons, through video and audiotape recording, photography, and a survey of his Charleston ironwork. The results were to be exhibited at the Gibbes Art Gallery and published for distribution in 1997. According to a document on file, the project was to include the recording of all presently known existing works of Simmons, the addition of other works discovered through local/national queries, and through the reminiscences of Mr. Simmons. Funding was secured through the Tourism Marketing Partnership Program (SC Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism).

Collection consists of five file folders: survey sheets; photographs; news articles about Simmons and his work; correspondence regarding the proposed exhibit (1996-1997); and the SC Tourism Marketing Partnership Program Application. Most survey sheets include a photocopied photograph.
Date 1996-1997
Start Date 1996
End Date 1997
Subjects Ironwork--South Carolina--Charleston
Simmons, Philip, 1912-
African American artisans--South Carolina--Charleston
Architectural ironwork--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Philip Simmons ironwork
Physical Description 1 document box (2.5"), 5 file folders
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Object ID # 2006.001.006
Containers Survey Sheets
News Articles, etc.
SC Tourism Marketing Partnership Program Application