Department of Art Records
UA.16.15

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Kresge Art Museum.
Creator
Michigan State University. Dept. of Art.
Title
Department of Art records
ID
UA.16.15
Date [inclusive]
1923-2007
Extent
3.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Historical Note

The Michigan State University Art Department grew from courses in drawing offered at MAC. As early as 1861-62, drawing courses were offered in the basic curriculum as an aid to students in engineering and laboratory coursework. By 1901, the department had been placed under the Engineering Department with the name of "Drawing and Design". The growth of enrollment in freehand drawing and painting courses after World War I led to the separation of the art courses from the more practical engineering drawing. In 1931, the art curriculum was separated from the Engineering Department and placed under the new division of Liberal Arts. Further increases in enrollment resulted in the scattering of departmental activities in several different buildings. In 1956, the Kresge Foundation made a gift of $1,500,000 to MSU for the construction of a building solely for the Department of Art. In 1959, the new building was dedicated as Kresge Art Center. In 1964, the Department of Art was once more placed under a new college as the School of Science and Arts was divided into several separate colleges. The Art Department was then placed under the new college of Arts and Letters.

Department Heads:

1931-1941: Arnold George Scheele 1942-1945: Albert Christ-Janer 1945-1961: Howard Church 1961-1962: Charles E. Meyer 1963-1970: Erling B. Brauner

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Scope and Contents note

ADMINISTRATIVE SUBJECT FILES. 1926-1970, Undated 1.7 cu. ft.

Records dealing with the administration of the department. The bulk of the records date from the 1950's and 1960's. The files are particularly useful in documenting the outside activities of the department such as Continuing Education, Cooperative Extension, the Evening College and various overseas projects. The extensive materials dealing with the preparation of annual reports and budget records are also noteworthy in documenting the department's history. Arranged alphabetically by subject. CORRESPONDENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT CHAIRMAN. 1964-1969. 0.3 cu. ft.

Incoming and outgoing correspondence of the chairman of the Art Department. The bulk of the correspondence is Erling B. Brauner's, who served as chairman from 1963-1970, although a few letters of his predecessor, Howard Church, can be found in the series. The letters relate to such matters as exhibits, departmental meetings, curriculum and income from gifts and exhibition sales. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent and thereunder chronologically.

GENERAL REPORTS. 1958-1966. 0.6 cu. ft.

Statistical compilation for courses taught in the Art Department. They include such statistics as the enrollment for each course, distribution of enrollment by curriculum, grade distributions for each course and faculty teaching and credit loads. Arranged chronologically by item.

ALL-UNIVERSITY GRANT REPORTS. 1964-1965. 29 item.

Final reports for All-University Grants awarded by MSU for faculty research. 'The reports document various projects of the Art Department faculty and include proposals for research as well as reports turned in upon the completion of each project. Arranged chronologically.

HISTORY OF THE ART DEPARTMENT. 1950, 1962. 9 item

Two working drafts of the history of the MSU Art Department written by Howard Church. The first draft was written in 1950 for a feature articles in the Lansing Journal. The second draft is a shorter treatment of the years 1990-1961. Church discusses department heads, curriculum changes, administrative changes and professional activities. Arranged chronologically.

ARNOLD GEORGE SCHEELE ART COLLECTION INVENTORIES. 1942, 1946-1952. 1 volume, 24 items

Inventories of the paintings by Arnold George Scheele, a faculty member of the Art Department from 1918 to 1941. Scheele's paintings were extensively exhibited in buildings on the MSU campus. The inventories list the title, size and location of each of Scheele's works. Arranged chronologically.

RESTRICTED ITEMS. 1943-1944, 1963-1968. 5 folders

Student records including data on scholarships, test scores and personnel evaluations which must be restricted by University policy.

ADDITION TO COLLECTION

The materials consist of records collected after the collection was originally arranged. Included are brochures about the program, newsletters, the booklet MSU Artists Celebrating Past and Present 1939 to 1989. The Old Art Building in Leland, course scheduling information, a Survey of Students in LFA Courses for 1955, and a drawing by Philip Kappel with the inscription “for my friend Scule.”

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 1981

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

 Updated January 2008 January 2008

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Box 622, Folders 40-44 contain restricted material.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also fragments file and separate publication: #144 Art Department Newsletter.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Art Department;

Subject(s)

  • Art -- Study and teaching
  • Exhibitions
  • Research grants

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Collection Inventory

ADMINISTRATIVE SUBJECT FILES 1926-1970, Undated 

Annual Reports (working papers) 

Box
517

 1942-1945 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 1

 1942-1945 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 2

 1946-1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 3

 1947-1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 4

 1948-1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 5

 1949-1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 6

 1950-1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 7

 1951-1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 8

 1953-1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 9

 1954-1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 10

 1955-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 11

 1956-1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 12

Assistantships 1967-1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 13

Beta Alpha Sigma 1945, 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 14

Board Action. 

General 1953-1954, 1956-1957. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 15

Promotions and Salaries 1926-1945 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 16

Budget 

 1945-1946 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 17

 1946-1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 18

 1947-1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 19

 1948-1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 20

 1949-1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 21

 1950-1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 22

 1951-1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 23

 1952-1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 24

 1953-1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 25

 1954-1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 26

 1955-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 27

 1956-1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 28

 1957-1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 29

 1958-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 30

 1964-1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 31

 1965-1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 32

 1966-1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 33

 1967-1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 34

Continuing Education. 

 Fall 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 35

 Spring 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 36

 Fall 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 37

 Winter 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 38

 Spring 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 39

 Summer 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 40

 Fall 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 41

 Winter 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 42

 Spring 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 43

 Summer 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 44

 Fall 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 45

 Winter 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 46

 Winter 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 47

 Summer 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 48

 Fall 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 49

 Winter 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 50

 Spring 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 51

 Summer 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 52

 Fall 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 53

 Winter 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 54

 Fall 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 55

 Spring 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 56

 Summer 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 57

 winter 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 58

 Spring 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 59

 Summer 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 60

 Fall 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 61

 Winter 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 62

 Spring 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 63

 Summer 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 64

 Fall 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 65

 Winter 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 66

 Spring 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 67

 Summer 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 68

 Fall 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 69

Cooperative Extension. 

Adult Education Study-Discussion Program 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 70

Gibson, Diane 1958-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 71

 1960-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 72

 1962-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 73

Gibson, Diane Reports 1958-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 74

Homemaker's Conference 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 75

Meadowbrook Staff 1957-1958, 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 76

Off-Campus Service Requests 1957-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 77

Parron, Ralph 1958-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 78

Popinsky, Arnold 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 79

University of the Air 1955-1956, 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 80

Dean's Information Report 1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 81

Emmons, Lloyd 

 1934-1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 82

 1939-1943 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 83

 1942-1944 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 84

 1944-1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 85

 1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 86

Endowment Funds Recommendations 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 87

Enrollment 1932-1944 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 88

Evening College. 

 1957-1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 89

 Fall 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 90

 Winter 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 91

 Spring 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 92

 Fall 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 93

 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 94

 Winter 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 95

 Fall 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 96

 Winter 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 97

 Spring 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 98

 Fall 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 99

 Winter 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 100

 Fall 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 101

 Spring 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 102

Exhibitions. 

 1947-1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 103

 1949-1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 104

 1950-1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 105

 1951-1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 106

 1952-1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 107

 1953-1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 108

 1954-1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 109

 1955-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 110

 1955-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 111

 1957-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 112

 1959-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 113

 1960-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   517 114

Foreign Projects 

Box
518

Ford Foundation Grant (Japan) 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 1

Latin American Study Grant 1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 2

University of the Ryukus 1955-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 3

Lectures and Films 1949-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 4

Librarianship 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 5

Literature and Fine Arts 

Tenure and Promotion 1953, 1955-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 6

Publicity 1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 7

Mankowski, Bruno 1947-1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 8

Military Status 1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 9

Muelder, Milton 1952-1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 10

Muelder, Milton 1952-1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 11

Museum Commission 1949-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 12

Office Routine undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 13

Promotion Questionnaire 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 14

Sabbatical Leaves 1954-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 15

Schmitz, Carl 1947-1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 16

Space Needs 1956-1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 17

Specialist-Special Instructor 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 18

Staff 

Contact Hours 1949-1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 19

Course Listing and Distribution Reports 1963-1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 20

Credit Hour Reports 1946-1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 21

Extra-Curricular Activities 1947-1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 22

Faculty Activity Forms 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 23

Load and Salary 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 24

Meeting Minutes 1954-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 25

Outside Ccmuissions 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 26

Publications 1948, 1950-1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 27

Staff Reports 

 1951-1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 28

 1952-1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 29

 1953-1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 30

 1954-1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 31

 1955-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 32

 1956-1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 33

Research and Extension 1945 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 34

Schedule Preferences 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 35

Supplementary Personnel Records 1951-1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 36

Teaching Loads 1948-1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 37

Summer Art Program 1939-1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 38

Summer Art Program 1948-1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 39

Summer Art Program 1954-1967, 1972-1980, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 40

Summer School. 

General 1960-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 41

Questionnaire 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 42

Staff 1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 43

 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 44

 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 45

 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 46

Teacher's Insurance and Annuity Association 1957-1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 47

Teacher Rating Scale 1946-1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 48

Travel Reports 1946-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 49

Visiting Professorships 1956, 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 50

WKAR 1960-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 51

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CORRESPONDENCE OF THE CHAIRMAN 1964-1969 

"A" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 52

"B" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 53

"C" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 54

"D" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 55

"E" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 56

"F" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 57

"G" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 58

"H" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 59

"I" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 60

"J" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 61

"K" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 62

"L" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 63

"M" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 64

"N" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 65

"O" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 66

"P" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 67

"R" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 68

"S" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 69

"T" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 70

"U" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 71

"W" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 72

"X-Y-Z" 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   518 73

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ENROLLMENT REPORTS 1958-1966 

 Spring 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 1

 Summer 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 2

 Fall 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 3

 Winter 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 4

 Winter 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 5

 Spring 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 6

 Summer 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 7

 Fall 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 8

 Winter 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 9

 Spring 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 10

 Summer 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 11

 Fall 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 12

 Winter 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 13

 Spring 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 14

 Summer 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 15

 Fall 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 16

 Winter 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 17

 Spring 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 18

 Summer 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 19

 Fall 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 20

 Winter 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 21

 Spring 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 22

 Summer 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 23

 Fall 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 24

 Winter 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 25

 Spring 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 26

 Summer 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 27

 Fall 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 28

 Winter 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 29

 Spring 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 30

 Summer 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 31

 Fall 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 32

 Winter 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 33

 Spring 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 34

 Summer 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 35

 Fall 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 36

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ALL-UNIVERSITY GRANT RECORDS 1964-1965 

Box
622
Folder
37

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HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT 1950, 1962, 1992 

Box
622
Folder
38

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ARNOLD GEORGE SCHEELE ART COLLECTION INVENTORIES 1942, 1946 1952 

Box
622
Folder
39

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RESTRICTED MATERIAL 

Box
622
Folder
40-44

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ADDITION TO COLLECTION 

Art Department newsletters 1955, 2003 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 45

Course Scheduling 1955-1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 46

Drawing by Philip Kapple for Schule 1923 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 47

Event information 2000 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 48

MSU Artists Celebrating Past and Present 1939 to 1989- The Old Art Building in Leland 2007 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 49

Program brochures 1995, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 50

Survey of Students in LFA Courses 1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 51

Undergraduate and Master Exhibitions 1990, 1995, 2000 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 52

Your Future in Art 1956, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   622 53

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Annual Reports 

Volume

Published in State Board Reports 

Bd. of Ag.

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1945-1946 

1946-1947 

1947-1948 

1948-1949 

1949-1950 

1950-1951 

1952-1953 

1953-1954 

1954-1955 

1955-1956 

1956-1957 

1958-1959 

1959-1960 

1960-1961 

1961-1962 

1962-1963 

1964-1965 

1965-1966 

1966-1967 

1967-1968 

1968-1969 

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