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Augustana College Department of Art records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 271
The Augustana College Department of Art records, 1963-2006 and undated, consists of informational materials about exhibitions by students, faculty, or visiting artists and records of the department itself. The collection has three series: Exhibitions, Community Art Programs and Miscellaneous.

The Exhibitions series (1963-1987 and undated) contains brochures, flyers, and posters about artwork and exhibitions by visiting or student artists. The Community Art Programs series (1969-1978 and undated) contains literature and forms about the art outreach programs offered on the Augustana campus. The Miscellaneous series (1974-1978, 2006 and undated) contains a drawing of Old Main featured in the 1974 Observer; Art Department records; correspondence, including letters defending certain controversial student art displays; and an ARTS calendar, 2006.

Dates

  • 1963-2006 and undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Extent

0.4 Cubic Feet (/ 2 boxes)

Overview

The Augustana College Art Department sponsored many on-campus and off-campus events to involve students of all majors as well as the surrounding Quad Cities community in the study and appreciation of art. The Augustana College Department of Art records, 1963-2006 and undated, consists of informational materials about exhibitions by students, faculty, or visiting artists, and records of the department itself. The collection is organized into three series: Exhibitions, Community Art Programs, and Miscellaneous.

Historical Note

The Augustana College Art Department sponsored many on-campus and off-campus events to involve students of all majors as well as the surrounding Quad Cities community in the study and appreciation of art. For example, in addition to the many art exhibitions represented in this collection, the Art Department was involved with at least two community programs called Arting at Augie and Kaleidoscope. The latter is an art enrichment program for young children sponsored by both the Augustana College Art Department and the Quad City Arts Council. Also featured in the collection is the 1968 Japan Art Festival, "I See Japan," a month long festival in which Japanese artists conducted workshops on the Augustana campus. Some of the visitors to campus included members of the Japanese Diet, potters, sculptors, artists, koto and shamisen players, theologians, and mimes. The event coincided with a larger festival hosted by the John Deere Administrative Center that displayed over 100 pieces of art.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically by series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Related Materials

MSS 202 Augustana Art Association records

Processing Information

Processed by Allison James, 2009. Revised by Atticus Garrison, 2015.
Title
Augustana College Department of Art records, 1963-2006 and undated.
Status
completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
November 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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