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Department of Art exhibition files

 Collection
Identifier: UA-0005-0309

Scope and Contents note

Records related to Department of Art exhibitions at West Georgia / State University of West Georgia from 1979 to 2005 during Bruce Bobick's tenure as chair. There are also some records related to Bobick's artistic career.

In addition to correspondence, materials include gallery schedules, exhibition announcements, exhibition guides and catalogs, printed programs, invitations, memoranda, letters of agreement, samples, newspaper articles, schematics, flyers and posters, press releases, vitas and resumes, artist statements, biographical summaries, photographs, slides, negatives, menus, drafts of exhibit labels, brochures, and greeting cards. Subjects covered include exhibitions by invited artists and WGC/SUWG art faculty; art faculty shows in other locations in Georgia, Alabama, and Finland; the annual student art show; the department's travelling exhibitions; and the department's artist-in-residence program.

Of special note, is information on the creation of the West Georgia College ceremonial mace by Spring 1992 artist-in-residence Richard Hill and first used at the inauguration of President Beheruz Sethna (May 17, 1995).

Dates

  • 1979 - 2005

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical/Historical note

The Department of Art was established on July 1, 1974. When chair of the department Derrill Maxwell resigned from that position in 1979, Bruce Bobick, associate professor of art, became chair effective July 1, 1979. Bobick remained in that position until his retirement in 2005.

Extent

2.1 Linear feet (5 boxes)

Overview

Records related to Department of Art exhibitions at West Georgia/State University of West Georgia from 1979 to 2005. Materials include correspondence, gallery schedules, exhibition announcements, exhibition guides and catalogs, printed programs, invitations, memoranda, letters of agreement, samples, newspaper articles, schematics, flyers and posters, press releases, vitas and resumes, artist statements, biographical summaries, photographs, slides, negatives, menus, drafts of exhibit labels, brochures, and greeting cards. Subjects covered include exhibitions by invited artists and WGC/SUWG art faculty; art faculty shows in other locations in Georgia, Alabama, and Finland; the annual student art show; the department's travelling exhibitions; and the department's artist-in-residence program.

Arrangement note

Arranged in chronological order.

Related Archival Materials note

Related collections within Ingram Library's Special Collections include:

Department of Art records, 1980-2003 UA-0005-0309

Department of Art Bayeux Tapestry exhibition files UA-0005-0308

Department of Art Carrollton Collects exhibition files UA-0005-0307
Title
Department of Art exhibition files, 1979-2005 UA-0005-0309
Author
Finding aid prepared by Catherine Hendricks
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States