Charles H. Morgan, William R. Mead Professor of Art Emeritus, 1978 December 7
Scope and Contents
Subject coverage: Graduate background at Harvard and in Europe, Opposition to studio art at Amherst, Efforts to gain recognition for the Humanities at Amherst, Art collections and teaching spread around the campus, Growth of Fine Arts Department, Beginnings of American art instruction at Amherst, Size of facility and collection should reflect size of institution, Comments on contributions of Curator Margaret Toole, Seeking pieces of art and funds to buy others, Early attitude toward museum or institutional career, Amherst graduates in the art field, Recruiting art department faculty, Association with American School of Classical Studies in Athens; restoration of the Angora; approaches to John D. Rockefeller, A.V. Davis, Louise Taft Semple, Building and dedication of the Stoa of Attalos, Interest in excavation of the Angora at Corinth, Reasons for writing book on Michelangelo, Biography of George Bellows; problems over papers with his daughter, Amherst as a background for a student interested in art as a career, Women as artists, Arts and the "New (1947) Curriculum"
- Creation: 1978 December 7
Conditions Governing Access
Access to original recordings is restricted for preservation purposes, researchers may use digital surrogates instead.
From the Collection: 1.5 Linear feet (1 archives box, 1 half archives box, 1 flat box, 1 negative box)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English