Louisville School of Art Records, ca. 1910-1983

Descriptive Summary

Title
Louisville School of Art Records, ca. 1910-1983
Creator
Louisville School of Art
Extent
0.25 linear ft.
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Biography / History
In 1984 Madeline Covi, Dorothy Kohnhorst Hodapp, and Charlotte Price wrote Tapestry of an Art Association, 1909-1984. This 45 page book is an excellent history of the Art Association of Louisville, its predecessor groups and those in the community who supported its efforts - creative artists, teachers of art, and the students who used its facilities. We will not recreate that history here, but instead give a chronology of important events documented by the records.
Scope and Content
In 1983, when the Louisville School of Art closed its doors and was absorbed by the University of Louisville, the school's records were appraised and subsequently transferred to the University Archives. Included in this material are minutes, financial documents, legal files, exhibition catalogs and reports on the school. Also preserved are records of many of the Louisville art groups which preceeded it. In some cases there were only a few pieces, but for two of the groups, the Louisville Art Association and the Art Center Association, the records are extensive.
The records are arranged in series beginning with the predecessor organizations: Louisville Artists' League, 1910-1920; Louisville Handicraft Guild, 1914-1929; Louisville Art Association, 1909-1942; Art Center of Louisville, 1929-1942; Art Center Association; 1942-1984; Louisville School of Art, 1974-1983; Biography file; Photographs; Scrapbooks; and Miscellaneous. An order was imposed for the organizations as follows: board of directors material, including minutes of meetings; financial and legal records; membership records; correspondence; exhibit material, starred for quick identification. The Biography files are in alphabetical order and the scrapbooks are arranged chronologically. They were preserved on microfilm in a companion project, microfilm project #120, the Louisville School of Art Scrapbooks and mainly consist of newspaper clippings concerning the Art Center and its activities from 1929 to 1981.

Contents of the Collection

1 Louisville Artists' League; 1910-1920

Organized in 1910 and merged with Louisville Art Association in 1920

1. Second Annual Exhibition (catalog); 1911

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2 Louisville Handicraft Guild; 1914-1929

After May 26, 1929, changed name to Art Center; minutes continued to 1935

2. Minutes 1914-1929

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This folder includes the meeting announcement pertaining to the name change in 1929. See little black book.
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3. Membership records

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*4. Competitions and Exhibitions

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5. Louisville Conservatory of Music, Barnum classes at...

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3 Louisville Art Association; 1909-1942

6. Minutes 1909-1913

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7. Minutes 1913-1922

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8. Minutes 1923-1928

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9. Minutes 1929-1937

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10. Minutes 1937-1942

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11. By-Laws 1909

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12. By-Laws 1921

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13. By-Laws 1939

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14. Board of Directors --misc. correspondence

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15. Membership Lists

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16. Finances

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17. Audit Reports 1939-1950

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18. Bulletin

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*19. Entry Forms for Exhibits

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*20. Exhibits Sponsored by... 1910-1917

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*21. Exhibits Sponsored by... 1921-1927

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*22. Exhibits Sponsored by... 1928-1940

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The following folders pertain only to the Louisville Art Association's Children's Free Art Classes
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23. Committee Minutes and Budgets

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24. Correspondence

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25. Publicity

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26. Announcements 1947-1975

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*27. Exhibits 1928-1952

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28. Proposals 1949, 1966

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29. Misc. Information

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30. Scrapbook I

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31. Scrapbook I Loose Materials

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32. Scrapbook II

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33. Scrapbook II Loose Materials

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4 Art Center of Louisville; 1929 - 1942

34. Minutes 1929-1935 - see Louisville Handicraft Guild Minutes in the small black book.

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35. Minutes 1935-1942

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36. By-Laws 1941

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37. Board of Directors 1929-1941

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38. Finances 1929-1941

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39. Membership Drive Brochures 1929-1936/ Letters 1932-1941

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40. Legal File 1936-1942

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41. Rental of 125 E. Jacob 1929

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1. Art Center Achievements

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*2. Exhibitions 1929-1935

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3. Carnegie Grant 1936-1942

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4. 1939 New York World's Fair

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5. Publicity

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6. 2111 S. First St.

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7. Example of Art Work

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8. WHAS Art Program

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5 Art Center Association; 1942-1984

9. University of Louisville 1935-1941

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10. University of Louisville 1942-1952

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11. University of Louisville 1953-1969

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12. Minutes 1942-1944 includes Articles of Incorporation

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13. Minutes 1945-1947

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14. Minutes 1947-1949

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15. Minutes 1950-1951

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16. Minutes 1952-1954

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17. Minutes 1955-1956

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18. Minutes 1957-1958

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19. Minutes 1959

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20. Minutes 1960-1961

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21. Minutes 1962-1963

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22. Minutes 1964-1965

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23. Minutes 1966-1967

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24. Minutes 1968-1975

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1. Board of Directors

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2. Board of Directors meeting tape; 1958

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3. Membership 1942-1965

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4. Report, Membership meeting tape; 1973

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5. Legal File 1942-1973

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6. Audit Reports 1951-1959

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7. Audit Reports 1960-1966

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8. Audit Reports 1967-1970

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9. Audit Reports 1971-1972

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10. Audit Reports 1973-1975

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11. Financial Records

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12. Pledges 1942-1944

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13. Investments

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14. Proposed Budget

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15. Estimated Budget

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16. La Grange Property

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17. Mortgage

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18. Applications 1959

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19. Histories

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20. Newsletters; 1965-1974, 1977 -

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21. The Louisville Fund 1949-1955

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22. Junior League Affiliation; Junior Gallery 1948-1970

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23. Art Center Gallery 1935-1954

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24. Crit Club 1943-1974

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25. Sculpture Society 1955

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26. Sister City Cultural Exchange Program 1956

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27. Building Program

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28. Overview and Plans 1959

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29. Overview and Plans 1963

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30. Publicity

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*31. Exhibits, announcements; 1977 -

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*32. Exhibits, entry forms; 1977 -

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*33. Exhibits, posters; 1977 -

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6 Louisville School of Art; 1974-1983

1. Articles of Incorporation; 1974

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2. Finances

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3. Balance Sheet 1975

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4. Balance Sheet 1976

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5. Balance Sheet 1977

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6. Balance Sheet 1978

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7. Balance Sheet 1979

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8. Balance Sheet 1980

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9. Balance Sheet 1981

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10. Art Center Association Split and Lease

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11. Minutes of Meetings

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12. Board of Directors Minutes 1968-1969

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13. Board of Directors Minutes 1970-1971

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14. Board of Directors Minutes 1972

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15. Board of Directors Minutes 1973

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16. Board of Directors Minutes 1974-1975

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17. Director's reports 1971, 1974

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18. Report to the Board of Directors 1972

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19. Legal File re: Bequests

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20. (Legal File): Sale of Building (Anchorage) 1976

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21. Legal File re: Jerome Donson

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22. Legal File re: Alan Paulson

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23. Annual Registrar's Report

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24. Carl Zoeller's Report Book

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25. Misc. Reports: Before Incorporation

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26. Misc. Reports: After Incorporation

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27. Misc. Reports

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28. Survey Team 1963-1964

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29. Robert H Gray: Proposal Craft and Workshop Art School, Misc. Reports

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30. RH Gray Report 1973: Kentucky Arts Committee

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31. National Association of Schools of Art: The Bulletin

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32. National Association of Schools of Art: Evaluation/ Self Study I

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33. National Association of Schools of Art: Evaluation/ Self Study II

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34. Self Study Report for NASA 1975

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35. National Association of Schools of Art: Evaluation/ Questionnaire (Draft)

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36. National Association of Schools of Art: Evaluation/ Questionnaire (Draft II)

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37. National Association of Schools of Art: Evaluation/ Questionnaire 1969

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1. National Association of Schools of Art: Correspondece

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2. Art Center Association Split: Correspondence

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3. Letters of Endorsement

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4. Bellarmine--Ursline: Correspondence

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5. University of Louisville: Correspondence

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6. Baringer, ML

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7. Byck, Marlene

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8. Cobb, Judith

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9. DuPont, Ethel: Correspondence

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10. Donson, Jerome

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11. Guy, Osmond S.

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12. McGlothlin: Correspondence RESTRICTED

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13. Leake, Eugene

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14. Paulson, Alan

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15. Peterson, Nelle

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16. Yenawine, Bruce

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17. Zoeller, Carl

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18. BFA Degree State Authorization

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19. Reciprocity Agreements of LSA, BFA

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20. School Reports

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21. Newsletter

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22. Publicity

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23. Announcements

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24. Student Information

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25. Art Center School: Attendance Count

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26. University of Louisville: LSA Courses accepted by...

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27. Ainslie Scholarship

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28. School Catalogs 1925-1950

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29. School Catalogs 1950-1960

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30. School Catalogs 1960-1969

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31. School Catalogs 1971-1974

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*32. Exhibition Announcements: LSA sponsored

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33. Art Auction

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34. Library

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35. Histories

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36. Historical Documents and Papers Part I

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38. Photographs

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39. Photographs from Charlotte Price

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40. "Important Papers"

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7 Kentucky Center for the Arts

41. Cultural Complex I: Proposals and Studies

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42. Cultural Complex II: Proposals and Studies

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43. Cultural Complex: Clippings

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8 Biography File

1. Ainslie, Maud

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2. Allen, Arthur D.

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3. Allen, Jane Mendel

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4. Barnum, Fayette

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5. Barnum, Fayette (second folder)

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6. Begley, Wayne

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7. Belknap, Morris B. Jr.

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8. Bright, Barney

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9. Brown, Carl

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10. Cane, Alice

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11. Carroll, Orville

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12. Childers, Paul

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13. Culter, Murah Pace

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14. Day, Worden

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15. DuPont, Ethel

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16. Gifford, Marguerite (Mrs. Morris)

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17. Gordon, Lida

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18. Hite, Marcia (Mrs. Allen R.)

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19. Joiner, Harvey

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20. Jones, Norris

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21. Kraus, Romuald

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22. Lang, Elise Ahrens

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23. Leake, Eugene

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24. Lesch, Alma

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25. Merker, Margaret

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26. Nay, Mary Spenser

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27. Patton, Ollie

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28. Purdy, Robert

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29. Wilke, Ulfert

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30. Willis, Constance Clark

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31. Wilson, Tom

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9 Photographs - with proofs sheets and negatives

32. The Cloister, interiors

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33. The Cloister, exteriors

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34. The Cloister, exteriors

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35. The Cloister, exteriors

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36. The Cloister, Historical photographs

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37. Art Works at the Cloister

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38. Art Works at the Cloister

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39. Miscellaneous negatives

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10 Scrapbooks - see microfilm project # 120

11 Miscellaneous

1. Corporate Seal of the School

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2. Video Cassette: LSA on "Louisville Tonite" Jan. 1981

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3. Video: Fred Mauer/Hot Glass - TV 32 Gaylert Burrow/aired 6/14/80 3:55 min.

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4. Framed certificate; 1975

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