The resources compiled here provide in-depth content and opportunities to bring Esherick’s story to college and university audiences, and to adult learners of all kinds. Click on the links below for great Esherick info on the web.

For K-12 teachers and families, please visit our At Home Activities page for fun ways to incorporate these resources into your learning environment.

Virtual Presentations or Q&As

Contact our staff to talk about hosting a virtual presentation for your course.

The Wharton Esherick Museum Blog Posts 

Fully illustrated articles featuring highlights from the studio and collection and information from our archives. Some of our favorites focus on Esherick’s three-legged stools and their iconic use in advertisements for Armstrong Linoleum, Esherick’s relationships with artist friends like the ceramist Henry Varnum Poor and writers Sherwood Anderson and Theodore Dreiser, and this reprint of “The New American Craftsman: First Generation” by Wharton Esherick, Donald McKinley and Sam Maloof, 1966 from Craft Horizons

The Wharton Esherick Bibliography 

Annotated bibliography which aims to provide a guide for scholars or others researching the work and life of Wharton Esherick.

Primary Source Documents and Archives

American Craft Council Archives

Finding Aid for Wharton Esherick Family Papers 

  • This finding aid is a description of archival material held at the Wharton Esherick Museum.

Wharton Esherick and Mansfield Bascom Collection

The Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America from the Archives of American Art 

Museums with Esherick in their Online Collections