Lamar Dodd School of Art records

Lamar Dodd School of Art records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lamar Dodd School of Art records
Creator: Lamar Dodd School of Art
Inclusive Dates: 1929-2018
Language(s): English
Extent: 7.75 Linear Feet (10 boxes and 1 rolled poster)
Collection Number: UA17-002
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

The University of Georgia School of Art was originally founded in 1925 as part of the State College of Agriculture and officially became part of the University during the reorganization of 1932. By the late 1950s the school had experienced such a surge in growth that it required a new home. In 1962, a new home for the art school that featured a revolutionary design opened its doors and in 1995 was renamed as the Lamar Dodd School of Art. This building served as the main location of the Visual Arts program until 2008 when the program moved into a new building on East Campus.

Scope and Content

This collection includes numerous rack cards, flyers, posters, newsletters and news clippings concerning activities and events connected with the Lamar Dodd School of Art. There are also interior and exterior photographic shots of the School of Art from 1962. Of particular interest are instructional slides (1929-1989) featuring the art work of Lamar Dodd and Abbot Patterson, the artist best known for creating the Iron Horse sculpture.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series: 1. Exhibitions and Events and 2. Photographs and Slides.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lamar Dodd School of Art records, UA17-002, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

RG: 2

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository include the Lamar Dodd papers, UA0062; the Lamar Dodd collection, ms1296; and the Jack Adams collections, UA15-021, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Exhibitions and Events

61Galleries (oversized), 2007-2008
14Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibitions, 2006-2009
62Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibitions (oversized), 2009-2013
15-6Masters of Fine Arts exhibitions, 2002-2013
63Masters of Fine Arts exhibitions (oversized) posters), 2010-2013
17-8Faculty exhibitions
64Faculty exhibitions (oversized) , 1999-2013
19-10Exhibitions in Georgia and beyond, 1980-2010
111Cortona, 2001-2006
65Cortona (oversized), 2001
112Graduation, 2013-2015
113Athens, 2003-2013
71-4Visiting artists (oversized), 2002-2015
114Jack Davis Visiting Artist Lecture series, 2002-2007
66Jack Davis Visiting Artist Lecture series (oversized), 2000s
115-16Georgia Museum of Art, 1975-2015
67Georgia Museum of Art (oversized), 2014
117A petition to the Graduate School of the University of Georgia requesting approval to offer the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Art, 1969
68Spotlight on the Arts (oversized), 2015
69"New home for art shocks Old Athens." (oversized), 1962
610Art courses/workshops (oversized), 2015-2016
1Lamar Dodd School of Art open house (poster), 2013
21Newsletters and promotional material, 1987-2015
82017/2018 Lamar Dodd School of Art schedule of exhibitions, lectures and events, 2017-2018
111"Dodd/Galleries" exhibition brochures, 2014-2018
112-3Flyers for student and faculty exhibitions, 2003-2013
114AEGD 4020-Environmental Graphic Design (syllabus), 2007 Fall
115Master of Fine Arts (MFA) exhibition catalogs and poster, 2006-2013
116Exhibition catalogs and posters, 2003-2013
1Exhibition posters, 2017-2018

2. Photographs and Slides

22-3Department of Art photographs (interior and exterior shots), 1962
611Lamar Dodd School of Art's rooftop with instructors and faculty (photograph), 1989
3Lamar Dodd slides, 1929-1997
4Lamar Dodd/Abbot Patterson slides, 1952-1984
5Abbot Patterson slides, 1954
8Athens, Georgia and University of Georgia slides, 1970
These slides include views of downtown Athens street scences and business facades from around 1970, as well as older images of historic buildings and the UGA campus.
9Lamar Dodd School of Art Collection - "Art in the Dark" slides, undated
10Misc. slides of Lamar Dodd's work, including slide identification cards., undated

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