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Department of Art scrapbooks, 1947-1958

Summary Information
Title: Department of Art scrapbooks
Dates: 1947-1958
Creator: University of Minnesota. Dept. of Art
Extent: 1 oversize box
Language: English
Collection Number: 570
Collection contains scrapbooks of the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Department of Art scrapbooks should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Processing Information:

Collection has not been processed.

Preferred Citation:

Department of Art scrapbooks, University of Minnesota Archives.

Historical Note

The department of fine arts was established at the University of Minnesota in 1928, with a focus on training professional artists. Courses in studio arts offered within the Institute of Technology and a separate department of art education were combined with the department of fine arts to establish the art department in 1947. Courses on the history and theory of art, as well as practical applications, were offered by the department. The art department's first chair was H. Harvard Arnason. In 1966, the department of art was divided into the department of art history and department of studio arts. The department of studio arts was later renamed the department of art. In 1993, the department accepted administrative control of the Katherine Nash Gallery, which gave the department its first professional exhibit space.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains three scrapbooks.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • University of Minnesota. Dept. of Art -- Archives