School of Art and Art History Photographs, ca. 1970 – 2000 *JMU Records*

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Descriptive Summary


Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: School of Art and Art History Photographs, c. 1970-2000

Collection No.: UA 0044
Creator: Tschudi, Alan; Black, Kathy; Ropp, Kevin

Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: This collection is comprised of photographs of students and faculty at the School of Art and Art History, now the School of Art, Design and Art History, from c. 1970 to 2000.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for Official University records is held by James Madison University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], School of Art and Art History Photographs, c. 1970-2000, UA 0044, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: Items were transferred by Frances Dovel of the School of Art and Art History in 2005.
Processing Information: Items had been minimally processed, and were previously located in James Madison University Historic Photograph Collection.

Bio/Historical Note:

The Art Department in 1970 was based in the Duke Fine Arts Center, which was built in 1967 to house the Art, Theater and Music departments. Due to space constraints, art studios were also located in various spaces around campus: printmaking in the basement of Converse Hall, painting and drawing in a former womn's gymnasuium located in Ashby Hall; sculpture and three-dimensional design in the basement garages at the rear of Harrison Hall. When the school of Music moved to a new facility in 1989, the Art Department occupied more of Duke Hall. Duke Hall housed the Sawhill Gallery, which is currently located on the fourth floor of Warren Hall. Zirkle House, which was demolished in 2006, also housed an art gallery.

In the 1970s, the Art Department was under the Division of the Humanities. The department was reorganized in 1996 as the Department of Art and Art History, and was incorporated into the College of Arts and Letters.

Scope and Content:

The collection is comprised of photographs of faculty, students and events related to the Art and Art History Art department, from 1970-2000.

The Art Auctions contain images of Kay and Doug Flory (1:1). Duke Hall contains images of the Sawhill Gallery and slide room (1:2). Named faculty in the collection include: Bonnie Paul, Frances Grove, Ken Szmagaj, Mary Snow, Crystal Theodore, Ken Beer, David Diller, Jerry Coulter, Steve Zaptan, James Crable, Rebecca Humphrey, Kay Arthur, Ron Wyancko, Gary Chatelain, Dick Whitman, Phil James, Barbara Lewis, David Ehrenpreis, Angie To, Karen Gerard, Cole Welter, William Wightman, Corinne Diop, Mark Rooker, Stuart Downs, Masko Miyata, Christina Updike, Sang Yoon, Steve Zapton, Katherine Schwartz, Peter Ratner, Anna Dempsey, Susan Zurbrigg, Barbara Lewis, Richard Hilliard, Bret Hunter, David Haldridge, and Masako Miyata (1:3-6). Named students in the "Student" file include: Karen Byer, Lance Foster, Greg Owens, Karen Harmon, and Phil Ungar. It contains images of Ashby Hall, the Zirkle House Studio, the print shop in the basement of Converse, the slide room, and images of the Sawhill Collection (1:6).

The "Contact Sheets" folder is largely comprised of images of departmental events from 1990-1992, including metals and ceramics students, visiting professor Carol Barton, the David Diller retirement reception, and graduate assistant, Julia Merkel. There are several contact sheets with images of the Ashby studio, textile studio and the Zirkle house from c. 1980s (1:7). The "Miscellaneous" folder contains images of Ron Carrier and Wilson Hall (1:10).


Items are arranged by subject.


Art And Art History Self Study Report, Box 1, Academic Affairs: Academic Program Reviews, 1976 - present (bulk 1992 - present), UA 0002, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.


Folder Title
Box : Folder
Art Auctions, c. 1980
Duke Hall, c. 1980
Faculty Groups, c. 1970 - 2000
Faculty and Staff, c. 1970 - 2000
Faculty and Student Group, c. 1980
Students, c. 1980
Contact Sheets, 1980-1992 (bulk 1990-1992)
Publicity Layouts, c. 1980
Visiting Artists and Artwork, undated
Miscellaneous, c. 1980

Compiled by: Sarah Roth-Mullet, May 2018