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Art Department records

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Art Department records SLA.0001.001

Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism
11 E. Larabee Street
Greencastle, IN
765-658-4406
archives@depauw.edu

06/30/2010



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2017-05-01T10:28-0400
Language: Description is in English.

Repository: Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism
creatorDePauw University. Art Department.
creatorMills, Henry Albert
Title: Art Department records
Dates: 1885-2016
Quantity: 11.0 Document case(s),
Identification: SLA.0001.001
Language:

Collection Statement

This collection contains correspondence, financial records, clippings, pamphlets, art class and art program information, photographs, and faculty/staff data. It also includes information about art objects at DePauw, exhibits and shows, the Emison Art Center, and the A. Reid Winsey Scholarship.


Historical note

Although instruction in art appeared in the 1877 Indiana Asbury catalog, the formal inauguration of the School of Art at DePauw did not occur until the fall of 1885 under the leadership of Dean Henry Albert Mills, and was part of the School of Music. The department was located in the building for music and art. The enrollment of the Art School the first year was 34. Three years later, the Art School was moved to the home of Bishop Simpson, which stood on the site of Rector Hall. The school had three instructors, including its dean, Mrs. Belle Amelia Mansfield, who conducted courses in theory and history of fine arts. The Art School continued for a time in Bishop Simpson's old home. It offered an art major and a degree of bachelor of painting. Toward the beginning of the century, it was gradually dissolved as more and more emphasis was put on music. In 1914 the Art School was discontinued; however, some art continued to be offered through the School of Music. In 1934 a distinct and definite art department was established, completely separate from the Music School or other departments.


Art
College buildings
DePauw University. Art Department.
Mansfield, Arabella (Belle) Aurelia Babb
Mills, Henry Albert

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.


Related Material

1. The DePauw vertical file for Elizabeth (Bessie) M. Smith contains 1911 photographs about Art School history.

2. The DePauw vertical file for the Emison family has two photographs dated October 1986.

3. The DePauw alumni files for Homer Davisson, George Chambers Calvert, and Hazel Woodward contain Art School data.

4. DC 1697 has Art Center photographs.

5. Related oversize items are listed in the Filemaker Index.


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