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D. Jack Davis Art Education Collection, 1882-2013 | University Archives

By H. LaRock

Collection Overview

Title: D. Jack Davis Art Education Collection, 1882-2013Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1970-2000
ID: 01/AR0437
Primary Creator: D. Jack Davis
Extent: 23.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is divided into two series: Series 1: D. Jack Davis Papers and Series 2: Publications and Vertical Files on Art Education. Professor Davis organized many of the materials personally, thus the original order of the documents in this collection has been preserved.
Date Acquired: 06/00/2012
Languages: English

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Abstract

This collection is comprised of the professional archives of Professor D. Jack Davis as well as additional materials he accumulated that pertain to the history of art education.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series 1 of this collection includes materials related to Professor Davis’s education, various appointment resources, personal items (including but not limited to calendars), an oral history, general publicity documents, and correspondence. Additionally included are awards and honors, records of service on various boards and committees, publications and editorships, exhibitions, curatorial work and service as a juror, presentations and workshops, funded projects totaling approximately $10 million, unfunded projects, consulting experiences, involvement in professional organizations, and materials from conferences Davis attended.

Much of the material associated with his various administrative appointments remain with the respective offices and are preserved according to the records retention policy of the State of Texas. Complete archives related to the North Texas Institute—specifically the Getty Disciplined-Based Art Education project, the Transforming Education through the Arts project and the Priddy Fellowship Programs—are contained in the University of North Texas Library that are specifically dedicated to those projects.

Series 2 is comprised of publications and vertical files. This series includes a number of books on art education and artistic creativity. Publications are arranged in the UNT Library Catalog under the subject heading D. Jack Davis Art Education Collection, and are listed in the Finding Aid by title, author, the publisher, and publication date. Publications include the Pennsylvania State University papers in Art Education, booklets from the National Art Education Association (NAEA), bulletins of the Western Art Association and other similar publications. Vertical files each represent small collections of information on notable art educators.

Biographical Note

D. Jack Davis is (as of 2017) an Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of North Texas (UNT) and a former Director of the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Art. Davis received his B.A. in Art and Education and his M.A. in Education from Baylor University; he continued on to complete his PhD in Art Education from the University of Minnesota. His teaching career began at the junior high school level as an art instructor in Waco, Texas; however, Professor Davis quickly achieved prestigious teaching positions at Wayland College, the University of Minnesota, Illinois State University and Texas Tech University before obtaining a tenured position at UNT. From 1971—2011 Davis served as one of UNT’s most beloved professors of art.

            In addition to his instructional career, D. Jack Davis fulfilled several vital roles in UNT academics including service as a department chair (1976—1983), Vice Provost of the University (1983—1993) and Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design (1993—2004). Professor Davis has authored over 40 publications in media such as books, journal articles, and technical reports and has delivered more than 100 presentations at the local, state, national, and international levels. Some of his most notable awards include his recognition as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association (1999), Distinguished Fellow of the Texas Art Education Association (1993), National Higher Education Art Education of the Year (1988), and the Texas Art Educator of the Year (1990). Professor Davis is a member of the National Art Education Association, the Council on Policy Studies in Art Education, the International Society for Education Through Art, and the Texas Association of Schools of Art, to name a few.

            According to his LinkedIn web page, Dr. Davis currently engages in consultations with educational institutions, museums, foundations, and galleries as well as performs appraisals in the fine and decorative arts. As of 2017, D. Jack Davis is involved with writing projects that concern early Texas silver and art and serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the UNT Press and the UNT Library Advocacy Board.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: D. Jack Davis
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: D. Jack Davis Art Education Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: This Finding Aid was revised by Hailey LaRock in October 2017 to amend spelling and capitalization errors, ellaborate on administrative details, correct dates, and add additional materials to the collection.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 2: Publications and Vertical Files on Art EducationAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 1: Art Educator Vertical FilesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 15Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 2026
Folder 1: Elenor Annis, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Dale Battle, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Julia Fae (Judy) Beckham, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Janet Fox, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Eugene Grigsby Jr., undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: James W. Hutchens, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: William H. Milliken Jr., undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Ron Neperud, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Ruth Raymond, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Robert James Saunders, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Brent Wilson, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 2: Publications on Art EducationAdd to your cart.
 
Box 15Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 2026
Folder 12: Conferences Penn State Graduate Club, 1953-1957Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: The History of Art Education: The Second Penn State Conference; The Pennsylvania State University, 1989Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: History of Art Education Proceedings of Third Penn State International Symposium, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 15: National Art Education Association Eastern Arts Association Bulletins, 1956-04-1958-10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: National Art Ed. Association Golden Anniversary, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: National Art Education Association Division of Higher Education Awards Brochures, 1995-2010Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: National Art Education Association Mini Conference Program, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: National Art Education Association Strategic Plan, 2004-2010Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: National Art Education Association Western Region Awards Luncheon Programs, 1984-2008Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: National Art Education Association Western Region Bulletin, 1963Add to your cart.
 
Folder 22: The Evolution of the Book, Creative and Mental Growth Viktor Lowenfeld & W. Lamber Brittain; Adkisson, Jack, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 23: Recent Research Relating to the Arts of Different Cultural and Ethnic Groups, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Folder 24: Research and Development Needs for Comprehensive Programs in the Arts in Education at the Precollegiate Level; Kathryn Bloom, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 25: Structuring a Research Agenda for the Arts and Aesthetics; Stanley S. Madeja, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 26: Catalog of School Supplies, School Art Materials, Publications, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
 
Folder 27: Directors and Supervisors of Art Education in School Systems; American Art Directory, 1961Add to your cart.
 
Folder 28: Teaching Art in the Elementary School; Charlotte R. Major, 1941Add to your cart.
 
Folder 29: A Seminar in Art Education for Research and Curriculum Development; Edward L. Mattill, 1966Add to your cart.
 
Box 16Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 1922
Folder 1: Florida Art Teachers Association Art News, 1957Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Maryland State Association, 1967Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Minnesota Art Education Association, 1965Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: College of Education & Human Development, University of Minnesota, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Western Arts Association Officers & Committees, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Publications: National Art Education Association (1 of 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Publications: National Art Education Association (2 of 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Publications: National Endowment for the Arts, 1985Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Pennsylvania State University Papers, 1966-1977Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Pronounciation Guide, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Pennsylvania State University: The Post House Review, 1971Add to your cart.
 
Box 17Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 1916
Folder 1: Commencement Invitation, 1922-08-23Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Bulletin of North Texas State Teachers College, 1944-02Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Certificate of Henry R. Bone, 1901Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Zurmuehlen, Marilyn: Working Papers in Art Education, 1981-1987Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Curriculum Materials: CEMREL (1 of 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Central Midwestern Regional Education Laboratory (CEMREL)
Folder 6: Curriculum Materials: CEMREL (2 of 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Central Midwestern Regional Educational Laboratory (CEMREL)
Box 18Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 1918
Folder 1: Research Monographs and National Art Education Association, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: A Way of Life, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Creating Word Pictures, 1971Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Activity Cardsheets, 1971Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Things About Shapes, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Point of View, 1971Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: School Arts, 1942-1967Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Fine Arts Education Examples, 1969Add to your cart.
 
Box 19Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 1923
Folder 1: Textbooks: Chapman, Laura H., 1985Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Textbooks: Ellsworth, Maud & Andrews, Michael F., 1950-1951Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Textbooks: Ellsworth, Maud, 1957Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Textbooks: Ellsworth, Maud & Andrews, Michael F., 1960Add to your cart.
 
Box 20Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 2025
Folder 1: Textbooks: Kysar, Flossie et. al. (1 of 2), 1959Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Textbooks: Kysar, Flossie et. al. (2 of 2), 1959Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Textbooks: Fearing, Kelly et. al. (1 of 2), 1960Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Textbooks: Fearing, Kelly et. al. (2 of 2), 1960Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Textbooks: Fearing, Kelly et. al., 1986Add to your cart.
 
Box 21Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 1917
Folder 1: Textbooks: L. Prang & Co., 1882Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Textbooks: Smith, Walker, 1875Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Textbooks: L. Prang & Co. Revised Edition, 1879Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Textbooks: Stafford, Cora E. et. al. (1 of 2), 1930-1933Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Textbooks: Stafford, Cora E. et. al. (2 of 2), 1930-1933Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Textbooks: Saunders, Robert J., 1971-1972Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: (NAEA) National Art Education Association Research, 1986-1998Add to your cart.
 
Box 22Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 702853
Folder 1: Textbooks: Tessin, Louisa D., undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Textbooks: Ware, G. W. & Hooe, Lida, 1919Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Textbooks: Stafford, Cora E. et. al. (1 of 4), 1947-1950Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Textbooks: Stafford, Cora E. et. al. (2 of 4), 1947Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Textbooks: Stafford, Cora E. et. al. (3 of 4), 1952Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Textbooks: Stafford, Cora E. et. al. (4 of 4), 1952-1960Add to your cart.
 
Box 23Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 1920
Folder 1: Publications: Periodicals and School Arts (1 of 2), 1930-1931Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Publications: Periodicals and School Arts (2 of 2), 1931Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: "Selected Scholarly and Creative Activities of the Faculty", 1972-1974Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: (NAEA) National Art Education Association Reports and Assessments, 1971-1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, 1991Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: "True Needs, True Partners", 1996Add to your cart.
 

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