02/U0722 Guide to the Kenneth Lavender North Texas Campus Drawings Collection Lavender, Kenneth North Texas Campus Drawings Collection Finding Aid Authors: Hailey LaRock.

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Guide to the Kenneth Lavender North Texas Campus Drawings Collection University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Kenneth Lavender North Texas Campus Drawings Collection 02/U0722 1.00 University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Wilis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: http://libiow.library.unt.edu/Archon321
Administrative History:

Dr. Kenneth Lavender is a former Professor Emeritus, bibliographer, and curator of the University of North Texas Rare Book and Texana Collections.

Dr. Lavender graduated in 1961 from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelors degree in English and followed with a Masters in the same subject in 1964 from UC Berkeley. In 1972 UC Santa Barbara awarded him a Doctorate in English; his dissertation focuses on Henry James. In 1973, Dr. Lavender received his second Masters, this time in Library Sciences, from the University of Illinois.

Between 1981-2001, Dr. Lavender taught over fifty-one courses at UNT ranging in topic from Preservation of Library Materials to Special Problems in Bookbinding. Under his command the Rare Book Collection expanded and Lavender drew attention to the University’s Special Collections by implementing exhibits such as “Wood Engraving: An Art Lost and Found,” “Victorian Bookbinding: Innovation and Extravagance,” and “Wood, Metal, Stone: Illustration in the Printing Arts.”

In 2001, Dr. Ken Lavender retired “for the first time” and moved on to work for Syracuse University as a curator, librarian, and professor. He remained there until 2015 when he announced his “second” retirement. Shortly afterwards, Dr. Lavender took a position in Ontario, Canada as a Senior Consultant for the Wilfred Laurier University’s Special Collections Department.

Administrative Information Accruals:

2016-071

Preferred Citation:

Kenneth Lavender North Texas Campus Drawings Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to the building name.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes sketches of six main buildings on the North Texas State University campus: the Administrative Building, the Historical Building (now Curry Hall), the Information Sciences Building (now Sycamore Hall), Marquis Hall, the Physics-Math Building (now the Physics Building), and the Psychology Building.

Detailed List of Contents id161981 1 642273 id161987 1 1 North Texas State University: Administration Building id161982 1 2 North Texas State University: Historical Building / Curry Hall id161983 1 3 North Texas State University: Information Sciences Building / Sycamore Hall id161986 1 4 North Texas State University: Marquis Hall id161984 1 5 North Texas State University: Physics-Math Building id161985 1 6 North Texas State University: Psychology Building