Visiting Artists Correspondence, 1959-73
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Brief Description: Letters received by art faculty from artists in response to invitations to accept visiting professorships or short term artist-in-residence appointments.  Correspondents include Samuel Adler, David Aronson, Robert Beauchamp, Cameron Booth, James Brooks, Louis Bunce, Nicholas Carone, George Cohen, Ralston Crawford, Hubert Crehan, Edwin Dickinson, James Dine, Enrico Donati, Andre Emmerich, Marisol Escobar, Helen Frankenthaler, Elias Friedensohn, Leon Goldin, Stephen Greene, Philip Guston, Wolf Kahn, Morris Kantor, Karl Knaths, Lawrence Kupferman, Rico Lebrun, John Levee, Boris Margo, James McGavrell Carl Morris, Robert Motherwell, Robert Neuman, Lee Nordness, Nathan Oliviera, Fairfield Porter, Peter Saul, Wayne Thiebaud, Ernest Trova, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente, Vaclav Vytlacil, H.C. Westermann, William T. Wiley and Emerson Woelffer.
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University of Illinois Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
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Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 12/3/9
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Art and Design
Volume: 0.1 cubic feet
Acquired: 5/16/86
Arrangement: Alphabetical by correspondent
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Art and Design :

In 1877, the Board of Trustees established the department of Free Hand Drawing (and Designing) in the School of Art and Design.1 In 1931, the College of Fine and Applied Arts was formed, which included the Department of Art and Design.2 Later that year the Department of Art and Design was changed to the Department of Art.3 In 1972 the name was changed to the Department of Art and Design.4 In 1931 it adopted a fine arts degree in painting and correlated the work in art along the lines of a specific professional curriculum.5 From this initial undergraduate program it developed its area offerings. In 1972 it offered a fine arts degree in painting; in art education, (1935);6 in industrial design, (1937);7 in the history of art (1951);8 and crafts (1960).9 In 1964, baccalaureates in medical art and sculpture were established.10 The transformation of the degree in commercial design, (1937),11 and itsreplacement by one in advertising design in 1949,12 were in turn replaced by a degree in graphic design in 1966.13 fine arts master's degrees: in art education, (1945)14 and in the history of art (1949)15 were simplified into arts master's degrees in 1953 while a new fine arts master's degree in design was established.16 In 1955, the original fine arts master's degree in painting (1949)17 was transformed into one sharing the disciplines of painting and graphics18 and replaced in 1960 by one in painting and printmaking.19 The graduate program was rounded out by a fine arts master's degree in sculpture and a doctorate in art education offered in conjunction with the College of Education (1966)20 and the philosophy doctorate in the history of art (1969).21 In 1981 the Department of Art and Design was redesignated the School of Art andDesign.22 The School offers a Bachelors of Fine Arts in art education, crafts, graphic design, history of art, industrial design, painting, and sculpture.23 It offers a Masters in art education, art history, fine arts, and a Doctorate in art education and art history.24

1. Illinois Industrial University, Board of Trustees Transactions, 9th Report, March 13, 1877, p. 21. Catalogs and Registers, 1876-77, p. 62.

2. Catalogs and Registers, 1931-32, p. 177; Board of Trustees Transactions, 36th Report, 1931, p. 208.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 36th Report, 1931, p. 374.

4. Ibid., 56th Report, 1972, p. 468.

5. Catalogs and Registers, 1931-32, p.180.

6. Catalogs and Registers, 1935-36, p. 156.

7. Catalogs and Registers, 1937-38, p. 157.

8. University of Illinois, Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1951-52, p. 133.

9. University of Illinois, Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1960-61, p. 205.

10. University of Illinois, Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1964-65, p. 225.

11. Catalogs and Registers, 1937-38.

12. University of Illinois, Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1949-50, pp. 104-6.

13. University of Illinois, Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1966-67, p. 287.

14. Catalog and Registers, 1945-46, p. 221.

15. Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1949-50, pp. 104, 106.

16. Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1954-55, p. 129.

17. Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1949-50, pp. 104, 106.

18. Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1955-56, p. 139.

19. Graduate College Catalog, 1960-61, p. 61.

20. Graduate College Catalog, 1966-67, pp. 74-75.

21. Graduate College Catalog, 1969-70, pp. 92, 93.

22. Board of Trustees Transactions, 61st Report, 1980-82, p. 256.

23. Undergraduate Programs, 1985-87, p. 207.

24. Graduate Programs, 1986-88, p. 81.

Subject Index
Art
Painting
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]