Ronald Hayes Pearson was born in 1924 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1943. He attended the School for American Craftsmen, and 1948 started his own business as a silversmith, jeweler and designer. He has executed many ecclesiastical commissions, including some for the M.I.T. Kresge Chapel.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.