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Bucknell University, Art Department Records Edit


Finding Aid Author
Crystal Matjasic
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  • 1944-1998 (Creation)


  • 0.4 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (1) 5 inch document box; (1) oversize folder

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  • Language

    Materials are in English.

  • Administrative History

    Although a course titled Art History had been taught at Bucknell University since 1919, the Art Department was not formally established at Bucknell University until 1926. The first courses offered by the department were Art 101, History of Art, and Art 102, Appreciation of Art. The department was later expanded to include additional coursework in history of art as well as studio art. It became possible to major in art through a reorganization of the curriculum of the University in 1932. In 1998, the Art Department was renamed the Department of Art and Art History.

  • Arrangement

    Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within the folders.

  • Separated Materials

    Photographs may be housed with the Special Collections/University Archives Photograph Collection. Additional records can be found in the oversize records.

  • Scope and Contents

    The records of the Art Department are arranged alphabetically by folder title and range from 1944-1998. Included in the records are announcements, correspondence, exhibit booklets, a historical sketch of the art department written by Blanchard Gummo, syllabi, and records relating to the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research use.

  • Usage Restrictions

    The materials in this collection may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and research purposes. If the intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate permissions by contacting Special Collections/University Archives at the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item], Bucknell University, Art Department Records, Special Collections/University Archives, Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.