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University of North Texas Emeritus Professor and artist Don R. Schol’s educational career began in the mid-sixties. In 1963, Schol graduated valedictorian of his class from the University of Dallas with a BA in Philosophy. He entered the University of Texas MFA program in Sculpture and Drawing promptly after graduating and received his degree in 1966. Upon completion of his MFA, Schol enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Hawaii and Vietnam during the Vietnam conflict. Schol completed his active duty with the United States Army and began his teaching career at the University of North Texas as a professor of Studio Art in 1969. He spent 27 years teaching, and then in 1996, was named Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs with UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design. Schol continued to teach during his tenure as Associate Dean. Professor Don R. Schol retired in 2013, becoming an UNT Emeritus Professor for the College of Visual Arts and Design.
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This collection consists of two boxes of drawing studies and one box of photographs created by UNT Emeritus Professor and sculptor Don R. Schol. Subjects of the studies include religious iconography and sketches, figure studies, working sketches for reliefs and wood carvings, and studies for specific pieces. These drawings were created during the 1980s and 1990s. Subjects of the photographs detail the people and places of Denton County. The photographs were created in the late 1970s.
This box contains photographs, mounted photographs, mounted exhibit copy, and postcards.
The case is made of Honduras mahogany. It has a the letters NTSU cut out of one side. NTSU are the letters of the school's name at that time, North Texas State University. The name changed to the University of North Texas in 1988.
The book is covered by green suede leather. The pages are Strathmore rag paper. The pages are handsewn with flax thread. Several pages were left blank with the intention that regents would write inscriptions. The images include: the university seal, McConnell Tower (part of the Hurley Administration Building), the east side of the University Union Building, the north side of the University Union Building, the entrance of A. M. Willis Library, the covered walkway of the Language Building, the entrance of the Music Building, the addition to the Music Building, Music Practice South, the Art Building (west side), the east entrance of the Business Building, a goal post and one side of seating in Fouts Field, Fouts Field as seen from up in the stands with the Coliseum in the background, books and journals with a football on an American flag, and the Administration Building as seen from the Library mall.
Don Schol placed a description of the case and book inside the book. It states what materials the set is made of. The book and case were hand made by Mr. Schol.