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The Artist’s Blacksmith’s Association of North America Collection (MC 399)

Organizational Note

The Anvil's Ring and The Hammer's Blow are publications of the Artist's Blacksmith's Association of North America, or ABANA, which was founded at Westville Historic Handicrafts located in Lumpkin, Georgia in 1973. Historic Westville, as it is now known, encourage guests to experience life in the 1850s through handicrafts such as sewing, woodworking, and blacksmithing. In 2017, Historic Westville began its move to Columbus, Georgia and will reopen in 2019.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of three periodicals produced by the Artist-Blacksmiths' Association of North America (ABANA), including The Anvil's Ring, The Hammer's Blow, and the Appalachian Area Chapter newsletter. The Anvil's Ring contains issues from 1974 to 2017 plus an index for issues not present in this collection which can still be ordered from the ABANA organization. The collection of The Hammer's Blow dates from 1993 to 2017. The Appalachian Area Chapter newsletter runs from 1983-1987. Note to researchers – some dates and issues become out of order or are mis-labeled across the different publications. For example, The Anvil's Ring, Volume 36 has two issues labeled as Number 2 but one is Winter 2008 and the other is Fall 2008. Fall 2008 should have been listed as issue number 3.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from The Artist's Blacksmith's Association of North America Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

The Artist's Blacksmith's Association of North America Collection (MC 399)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

Publications were donated to the Columbus State University Archives by Thornton Jordan.

Note to Researchers

See also:
Westville Records (MC 348)

Box and Folder/Item List

Box 1

Folder 1 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 2, # 1-3, May- December 1974

Folder 2 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 2, # 4, April 1975

Folder 3 – The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 5, # 4, March 1978

Folder 4 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 6, #1-3, June- December 1978

Folder 5 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 7, # 1-4, March- December 1979

Folder 6 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 8, # 1-4, March-December 1980

Folder 7 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 9, # 1-4, Spring –Winter 1981

Folder 8 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 10, # 1-4, Spring –Winter 1982

Folder 9 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 11, # 1- 4, Spring- Winter 1983

Folder 10 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 12, # 1-4, Spring-Winter 1984

Folder 11 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 13, # 1-2,4, Spring-Summer 1985 & Spring 1986

Folder 12 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 14, # 1-3, Summer-Winter 1986

Folder 13 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 15, # 2-3, Fall –Winter 1987

Folder 14 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 16, # 1,3-4, Summer 1988 & Winter-Spring 1989

Folder 15 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 17, # 1 & 4, Summer 1989 & Spring 1990

Folder 16 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 18, # 1-4, Summer 1990 – Spring 1991

Folder 17 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 19, # 1, 3-4, Summer 1991, Winter 1991, Spring 1992

Folder 18 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 20, # 1-3, Summer-Winter 1992

Folder 19 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 21, # 2-4, Fall 1993 – Spring 1994

Folder 20 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 22, # 2-4, Winter 1994 - Spring 1995

Folder 21 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 23, # 2-4, Fall 1995 – Spring 1996

Folder 22 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 24, # 2-4, Fall 1996 – Spring 1997

Folder 23 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 25, # 1-3, Summer – Winter 1997

Folder 24 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 27, # 3, Winter 1999 – Spring 2000

Folder 25 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 28, # 1-4, Summer 2000 – Spring 2001

Folder 26 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 30, # 1-4, Fall 2001 – Summer 2002

Folder 27 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 31, # 1-2, Fall 2002 – Winter 2003

Folder 28 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 32, # 1, Fall 2003 – Summer 2004

Folder 29 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 33, # 1-4, Fall 2004 – Summer 2005

Folder 30 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 34, # 1-4, Fall 2005 – Summer 2006

Folder 31 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 35, # 1 & 4, Fall 2006 & Summer 2007

Folder 32 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 36, # 2 & 4, Winter – Summer 2008

Folder 33 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 37, # 1-2, Fall 2008 – Winter 2009

 

Box 2

Folder 1 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 38, # 2 & 4, Winter & Summer 2010

Folder 2 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 39, # 1, 2011 (no season)

Folder 3 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 40, # 2-4, Spring - Fall 2012

Folder 4 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 41, # 2-3, Spring – Summer 2013

Folder 5 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 42, # 4, Fall 2014

Folder 6 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 43, # 1, Winter 2015

Folder 7 - The Anvil's Ring, Vol. 45, # 2-4, Spring – Fall 2017

Folder 8 - Index of The Anvil's Ring Back Issues, Vol. 1, # 1 through Vol. 24, # 4

Folder 9 - The Hammer's Blow Newsletter, Vol. 1, #1, Spring 1993

Folder 10 - The Hammer's Blow Newsletter, Vol. 2, # 1, 3-4, 1993-1994

Folder 11 - The Hammer's Blow Newsletter, Vol. 3, #1-4, Winter 1994 – Fall 1995

Folder 12 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 4, # 1-4, Winter – Fall 1996

Folder 13 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 5, # 1-4, Winter – Fall 1997

Folder 14 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 8, # 1-3, Winter - Summer 2000

Folder 15 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 9, # 1-4, Winter – Fall 2001

Folder 16 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 10, # 1-4, Winter – Fall 2002

Folder 17 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 11, # 3-4, Summer – Fall 2003

Folder 18 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 12, # 1-4, Winter – Fall 2004

Folder 19 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 13, # 1-4, Winter – Fall 2005

Folder 20 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 14. # 1-4, Winter – Fall 2006

Folder 21 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 15, # 3-4, Summer – Fall 2007

Folder 22 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 16, # 1-4, Winter – Fall 2008

Folder 23 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 17, # 1, Winter 2009

Folder 24 – The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 18, # 1, 3, Winter & Summer 2010

Folder 25 – The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 20, # 1-3, Winter – Summer 2012

Folder 26 – The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 21, # 2, Spring 2013

Folder 27 – The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 22 # 1-2 & 4, Winter – Fall 2014

Folder 28 – The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 23, # 1-4, Winter – Fall 2015

Folder 29 - The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 24, # 2 & 4, Spring - Fall 2016

Folder 30 – The Hammer's Blow, Vol. 25, # 1-4, Winter – Fall 2017

Folder 31 - Appalachian Area Chapter ABANA Newsletter, Vol.5, # 6-8, 10-12, 1983-1984

Folder 32 – Appalachian Area Chapter ABANA Newsletter, Vol. 6, # 1-12, 1984

Folder 33 – Appalachian Area Chapter ABANA Newsletter, Vol. 7, # 1-7, 9, 1985-1986
        Note to researchers: This volume is labeled incorrectly on several issues with incorrect dates and/or issue numbers that have already been used.

Folder 34 – Appalachian Area Chapter ABANA Newsletter, Vol. 8, # 7, 10-12, 1986

Folder 35 – Appalachian Area Chapter ABANA Newsletter, Vol. 9, #3, 1987

Folder 36 - The 1984 ABANA Conference, Wisconsin

Folder 37 - Georgia Crafts/Appalachia GCAH Crafts Program, Supplement 1980