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Paul Edmonston papers, Georgia Art Education Association

Paul Edmonston papers, Georgia Art Education Association

Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul Edmonston papers, Georgia Art Education Association
Creator: Edmonston, Paul
Inclusive Dates: 1972-1992
Bulk Dates: 1980-1989
Language: English
Extent: 7 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Collection Number: UA97-128
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

A native of Massachusetts, Paul Edmonston enrolled in the Massachusetts College of Art in 1940 but soon saw his studies interrupted by World War II. After the war he enrolled in Boston University and eventually went on the receive his PhD in Fine Arts from Ohio State University in 1961. A distinguished educator, Dr. Edmonston served on the faculty of Florida State, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Georgia. As a UGA faculty member Edmonston received numerous grants and honors and was listed in Who's Who in American Art. He edited several monograms, books, anthologies in Art Education and founded Apelles: The Georgia Art Journal. In 1989, after 39 years of teaching, Edmonston retired as Professor Emeritus of Art and that same year was declared Art Educator of the Year by the NAEA. Edmonston was a well-known figure in the field of Art Education having taught classes related to the subject's history, philosophy and methodologies. A versatile educator, he also taught studio courses as well as classes in art appreciation/criticism and graduate seminars on cross-cultural research in art. Primarily a painter, Dr. Edmonston exhibited in regional and national shows including ones at the High Museum in Atlanta. In addition to his painting he lectured worldwide on topics such as violence and broken images of man in contemporary art, the Biblical imagination in Western art, the nature of visual intelligence, the creative process and angelic interventions from the Old and New Testaments to the present.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Paul Edmonston, chiefly concerning the Georgia Art Education Association(GAEA), the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and Youth Art Month (YAM).

Organization and Arrangement

Organized alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Preferred citation

Paul Edmonston papers, Georgia Art Education Association, UA97-128, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 2-10

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Administrative records.
Art -- Study and teaching.
Edmonston, Paul -- Correspondence
Georgia Art Education Association
Minutes (administrative records)
National Art Education Association

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Paul Edmonston Papers, 1949-1991.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11AP Art Exam Statistics, 1988
12 Apelles Arts Journal , 1978, 1983
13Archives, 1985-1987
14Art Brochures, Miscellaneous
15Art Catalogs, 1987
16Art Exhibits, 1981-1987
17Art Honor Society, 1990
18Art Quest, 1987
19Art Speeches, 1985
110The Arts Consumption Skills In The Post Modern Economy, 1986
111Arts In Education, 1985-1986
112Arts In Education Design, 1988
113Arts In Education Guidelines, 1986
114B and I Gallery Specialists
115Board Of Education
116Board of Regents, 1981
117CAEA Awards
118Campus Retention Audits
119Catalog Format
121Clarke County Alliance For Arts Education, 1983
122Colorado Arts Education Poster
123Columbus College Faculty Senate Minutes, 1989
124Comfort Arts Scholarship
125Crayola Dream-Makers Art Exhibit, 1986
126Department Of Education Arts Education Plan
127Department Of Education Survey Of Arts Education In Public Schools, 1978-1979
128Department Of Education Visual Arts Education Activities And Other Arts Developments, 1979-1986
129Discipline Based Art Education Conference, 1989
130GAEA-Application For Certification Renewal Credit, 1987
131GAEC-Art Advocacy Committee
132GAEC-Art Educator Of The Year, 1985