Barnum (Fayette) (1870-1960) collection, 1916-1945

Descriptive Summary

Barnum (Fayette) (1870-1960) collection, 1916-1945
Barnum, Fayette, 1870-1960
.5 linear ft.
Art and Architecture
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Fayette Barnum was an art educator, a teacher of design at the Handicraft Guild, a precursor to the Louisville Art Center, and director of the Louisville Art Center from 1929 to 1944. This collection consists of a 1945 University of Louisville senior thesis, A Documentary Record of Miss Barnum's Life and Contributions, which covers Ms. Barnum's life and a history of the Louisville Art Center, and includes photographs of Ms. Barnum and others in the Louisville art community. The appendices include: copies of some articles and transcriptions of others on Ms. Barnum and the Louisville Art Center; transcriptions of letters concerning Ms. Barnum and the Louisville Art Center; biographies of people mentioned in the thesis; catalogs from the Art Center; lists of members, officers and teachers at the Louisville Handicraft Guild; a list of talks given by Ms. Barnum; and works of art done by Art Center students for the Louisville community. The collection also contains an offprint of an article by Ms. Barnum, 'Art in a City Community, Louisville Kentucky,' Progressive Education, v. 16, 1939.