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Susan Edwards Harvith

Susan Edwards Harvith, museum administrator, curator, film historian. Training grantee Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, 1971-1972; Winterthur grantee Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1971.

Background

  • Harvith, Susan Edwards was born on January 13, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Arthur Allan and Bernice Hildur (Nelson) Edwards.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Theater, Wayne State University, 1968. Master of Museum Practice, University Michigan, 1973.

    Career

    • Curator exhibitions, director docent program Cranbrook Academy Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1973-1976. Co-curator national touring exhibition Karl Struss: Man With a Camera, 1976-1977. Co-project director Phonograph Centenary Exhibit & Symposium University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977.

      Assistant to director public relations Interlochen (Michigan) Center for Arts, 1979-1980. Gallery director, film program director, teacher film history Firelands Association for Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio, 1981-1989, administrator, 1984-1987. Membership and special events administrator Allen Memorial Art Museum of Oberlin College, 1987-1989.

      Executive director Santa Cruz (California) County History Trust, 1989-1990, Regional Council of History Agencies of Center and Northern New York State, Syracuse, 1990-1991. Adjunct faculty member history of film College Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, since 1994. Instructor history of film University College of Syracuse University, since 1992.

      Co-curator Hollywood: The Golden Years, New Gallery for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 1983. Co-curator, lecturer Karl Struss Centenary Exhb. Ohio State University, Columbus, 1987.

      Consultant Amon Carter Museum on book and exhibition New York to Hollywood: The Photography of Karl Struss also co-author (with husband) book's afterword Karl Struss: The Man Behind the Camera, 1995.

    Works

    • Co-author (with husband): Karl Struss: Man with a Camera, 1976, Edison, Musicians, and the Phonograph, 1987. Co-producer Struss platinum print photography portfolio, 1977-1979.

    Membership

    Active Spectrum, Oberlin, 1986-1989. Member long-range planning committee Lorain County Arts Council, Elyria, Ohio, 1984-1985. President, vice president Oberlin College Women, 1982-1985.

    Board directors Light Work, Syracuse, since 1995. Member English Speaking Union.

    Personality

    Interests

    Collecting art.

    Connections

    • Married John Dana Harvith, June 15, 1972. 1 child, Rachel.
    • father: Arthur Allan Edwards
    • mother: Bernice Hildur (Nelson) Edwards
    • spouse: John Dana Harvith
    • child: Rachel Harvith
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    Born January 13, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Wayne State University
    • 1973
      University Michigan
    • 1976 - 1977
      co-curator national touring exhibition Karl Struss: Man With a Camera
    • 1977
      co-project director, Phonograph Centenary Exhibit & Symposium University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1979 - 1980
      assistant, to director public relations Interlochen (Michigan) Center for Arts
    • 1981 - 1989
      gallery director, film history Firelands Association for Visual Arts
      Oberlin, Louisiana, United States
    • 1981 - 1989
      film program director, film history Firelands Association for Visual Arts
      Oberlin, Louisiana, United States
    • 1981 - 1989
      teacher, film history Firelands Association for Visual Arts
      Oberlin, Louisiana, United States
    • 1987 - 1989
      member, ship and special events administrator Allen Memorial Art Museum of Oberlin College
    • 1989 - 1990
      executive, director Santa Cruz (California) County History Trust
    • 1990 - 1991
      executive, director Santa Cruz (California) County History Trust
      Syracuse, New York, United States
    • 1992
      instructor, history of film University College of Syracuse University
    • 1994
      adjunct faculty member, history of film College Visual and Performing Arts
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