Annie Laura Eve Blackshear collection

Annie Laura Eve Blackshear collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Annie Laura Eve Blackshear collection
Creator: Blackshear, Annie Laura Eve, 1875-1967
Inclusive Dates: 1922-1967
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.6 Linear Feet (6 document boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 oversize folder B)
Collection Number: ms1389
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of Miss Blackshear's writings and the writings of others collected during her career with the College of Agriculture. Many pageants, plays, and skits by Miss Blackshear are present, along with numerous reports and the typescripts of some radio broadcasts made by Miss Blackshear. Topics include art, history, flower arrangement and holiday festivities. A few articles of correspondence, newspaper clippings, pictures, programs and printed material, mostly related to her work, are included in the collection. Some paintings are present including a self-portrait of the artist.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Annie Laura Eve Blackshear (1875-1967), a native of Augusta, Ga., served for many years as illustrator for the Georgia State College of Agriculture Extension Service. A well-known artist and educator, Miss Blackshear founded the Athens Art Association and served several times as president. She also served as president of the Georgia Art Teachers Association, vice president of the Association of Georgia Artists, and Georgia sponsor ofthe Southeastern Arts Association.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged into 8 series:

Series 1. Clippings; Series 2. Correspondence; Series 3. Pictures; Series 4. Printed Material; Series 5. Programs; Series 6. Writings; Series 7. Miscellanea; Series 8. Paintings and Sketches

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Annie Laura Eve Blackshear collection, MS 1389. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 July 31.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Notes on the great seal of the Confederacy.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Clippings, 1922-1967, undated


Correspondence, 1922-1949, undated



124Picture (framed)

Printed Material, 1921-1927, undated


Programs, 1923-1945, undated



Laura Blackshear's works

21African Violets
22America's Contribution to Painting and Sculpture
23Art In Rural Life
24Art in Stage Setting
25Artistic Fair Exhibits
26Boys Who Became Leaders
27Buried Treasure
28A Campus Greeting
29The Child in Art
210The Chimes of Tallulah
211Christmas Cards in the Home
212Christmas Festivities
214A Colonial Melodydrama
215The Confederate Memorial
216Corot and How He Painted
217Dame Fashion Visits King Cotton
218Dixie's Cotton
219Early Nineteenth Century Illustrators and Their Influence on the English Novel
220An Evening at Home
221Fair Exhibits
222Flower Arrangement for the Home
223Flower Shows and Festivals
224Folk Art of America
225Folk Art of North America
2264-H Clover Fields
2274-H Club Melody-Drama
228Framing and Placing Pictures
229Garden Christmas Suggestions
230The Garden's Contribution to Christmas
231Garden Vitamins
232George Washington in Georgia
233Georgia and George Washington--A Patriotic Program
234Georgia Day
235Georgia Women in Georgia's Development
236Girl's Club Work in Georgia
237Gold for the Minting
238Gutzon Borglum and The Confederate Memorial on Stone Mountain
239Harvest Home and Thanksgiving
240The Historian Visits the Gardener
241Historical Sketch of the Colonization of Georgia
242History of Farm and Home in Georgia
243Hollowe'en Festivities
244Hotel Balancemeal
245The Indian's Contribution to American Art
246Interior of St. Peter's Cathedral--George Cook's Painting in the University of Georgia Chapel
31King Cotton's Conference
32A Leaf From a Mountain Diary
33Legends About Flowers
34Lucy May Stanton and Her Work
35Magical Methods for Maids and Matrons
36Maiden Meditation
37A Martha Washington Party
38A May Day Pageant
39The Meaning of Christmas
310Modern Magic for Maids and Matrons
311Mother Goose Up-To-Date
312My Old College Town
313A Pageant of Patriots from Georgia Plantations
314A Pageant of Pictures and Sculpture
315Personality Expressed in Greeting Cards
316A Picturesque Pageant-Easy to Stage
317Posters As an Aid in Teaching
318Practical Art-In Class of Design
319Praise and Service to Old Georgia
320Presbyterian Missions in the Southern United States
321A Puritan Thanksgiving Party
322A Quarter of a Century of Agricultural Extension Service in Georgia
323The Quest of Happiness
324Radio Talks and Pageants
325Rays of the Betty Lamp
326Re-Discovered Principles of Classic Greek Design
327Rediscovered Principles of Greek Design and Their Application to Poster Making
328Re-Discovered Principles of Classic Greek Design and Their Application to Public School Art Work
329A Reunion of Colonial Celebrities
330A Review of the Cotton Pageant
331Shower Parties for Brides
332Showing the Way
333Sketches From Life-A Biblical Pageant
334Some American Impressionists
335Special Features for Flower Shows
336Suggestions for a Community Christmas Entertainment
337A Toast to Miss Millie Rutherford
338The Trend of Modern Painting
339Two Fine Paintings by Hugh H. Breckenridge at Memorial Hall
340Utilization of Georgia Clay
341The Value of Art Education
342Vantage In
343Washington In Georgia

Writings (Note Cards)

41American Sculpture
42Arts and Crafts of Georgia
43Corot and the Artist's Vision
44The Dawn of the New Year for D.A.R.
45Framing and Placing Pictures
46The Garden's Contribution to Christmas
47The Indian's Contribution to American Art
48Lucy May Stanton and Her work
49Pottery as a Form of Recreation
410Public School Art
411Rediscovered Principles of Greek Design and Their Application to Poster Making
412Some American Impressionists
413Two Teachers of Painting in New York at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century and Two in Philadelphia Twenty Years Later
414Understanding Modern Art
416No Title (Subject: Art)
417No Title (Subject: Indian Art)
418No Title (Miscellaneous Notes)

No Author

51A. Laura E. Blackshear-Admirable Daughter
52Annie Laura Eve Blackshear's Art Record
53Appreciation of A. Laura E. Blackshear
54Atlanta District 4-H Club Girls at Camp Wilkins
55Banquet Honors Miss Laura Blackshear Founder of the Athens Art Association
56Battlefields of Georgia (Map)
57Birthday Dinner and Gold Emblem for Dr. Soule
58A Birthday Prophecy: First Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel
59Books for Parents
510Chief Products
511Colonists in Georgia (Map)
512Convention of the Southeastern Art Association
513Costumes & Staging for Grand Opera
514Dr. McHatton to Address Southeastern Art Association
515Eliot O'Hara-Painter in Watercolor, Teacher and Author
516Farmer's Week-Agricultural Meetings for Farmers, Their Wives Children
517The First Two Years: A Study of Twenty-Five Babies
518Flower Arrangement
519The Geometry of the Greek Vase and Sculpture
520Governor Russell and Staff Honored by Dr. Andrew M. Soule
521In Partnership With the Farmer
522Individual Differences in Memory
523An Inexpensive Kiln for Camps and Schools
524Lantern-Slide Series 230, The National 4-H Club Camp
525Living Pages from Washington's Diary
526Of Laura
527The Play Pen
528A Prayer
529Prints and Print Making
530Radio Program-Georgia State College of Agriculture March, 1930; June, 1930
531Recreation for Rural Communities
532Relative Fatigue
534Saint Nicholas
535Three Maids of Lee
536To Helen
537To Lyda Virginia Poland
538To the Fairies Whose Visit Brought Gladness on May Day
539-49No Title

Other Author

61Annie Laura Eve Blackshear by Clark Fortson
62Arrangement for Exhibit by Mrs. Walter R. Hine
63Arrangement of Flowers by Mrs. L.E. Backus
64Art Education: Does It Pay by Blanche Cahoon
65The Arts During the Industrial Period and Afterward Edited by Charles A. Beard
66The Barefoot Girl by Sarah W. Smith and Bessie E. Miller
67Duties and Responsibilities of Judges by T.H. McHatton
68Flower Arrangement by Clare Cronenwett
69For Aunt Laura by Katherine R. Williams
610Growing and Displaying Specimen Flowers by Roy A. Bowden
611The Integration of Art in the School Curriculum by Theodore M. Dillaway
612Making Necessary Foods Attractive to Small Children by Mrs. Oline Roberson and Mrs. A.W. Wiley
613Naturalistic Design by Frederick G. Peck
614New Things in Varieties and Culture of Roses by Rodney S. Cohen
615Notes on Trends in Modern Art by Wilford S. Conrow
616An Old English Christmas Festival by Mary E. Creswell
617The Principles of Judging by T.H. McHatton
618Standardizing Exhibits in Flower Shows by Roy A. Bowden
619A Suggestive List of Pamphlets for Club Libraries in "Parent Education and Child Development" by Certie Reynolds
620Table Settings by Mrs. Walter R. Hine
621Tulips by Mrs. J.J. Nicholson
622Uses of the Tomato by Erna Proctor
623What Is New In Dahlias by David D. Long
624The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story adapted by Dr. David F. Barrow
625Worshippers by Sterling Blackshear


626Burnet Coat of Arms (Sketch)
628Leather Folder
629Luna Club
630Music of the Pageant
631Score Cards
632Scenes and Properties
634Specification of Labor and material for house to be erected at Athens, Ga., for Laura E. Blackshear
635Who's Who in Art-Am. Art Annual
636Loose pages

Paintings and Sketches

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